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Current Event March 5, 2014

Women's Suffrage


During Women’s History Month, it’s good to remind students that although the Constitution granted the right to vote, American women were not given that right until the 1920s during the suffrage movement. The nineteenth amendment, which would allow women to vote, was sent to the states for ratification in 1919. The ratification vote came down to one man and his mother’s advice. Listen to the story to hear more about how U.S. women fought for an important civil right.

Civics/Government Gender

Story Length: 5:02

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Sandra Sleight-Brennan, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 03/17/2010


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