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History Factoid

History Factoid

Women struggled for 72 years to get the right to vote in the U.S. Women have only had the right to vote since 1920, when the 19th Amendment was ratified. The movement to get the right to vote for women was called "Women's Suffrage". The word "suffrage" does not come from "suffer", but from the Latin "suffragium" meaning "vote". Women took full advantage of the First Amendment to the Constitution to convince the men in power to give women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters invites both men and women to join the organization.

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