Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Despite Democrat Woodrow Wilson’s best efforts, today is the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.  You’d never know the battles these women fought given the state of “feminism” today.

Here are a few interesting facts about Republicans, Democrats and Women:

In 1892, Jenkins and Carleton were the first women seated at the Republican National Convention. It was also the first time any woman had been made a delegate of any political convention in the United States and it was also the first time that a woman (Ellen Foster) was allowed to give an address at a the convention.

In 1878, the Susan B Anthony Amendment was proposed by A.A. Sargeant (R) of California. The Democratic controlled Congress shot it down – 4 times.

It was 1919 before it was passed and ratified; guess who controlled the House then?

President Wilson was forced to support the bill after the Night of Terror in Occoquan came out. Wilson had no intention of doing so until he was forced.

Wilson and his administration also pressured a psychiatrist to pronounce these women insane, in particular one of their leaders, Alice Paul.

The 19th Amendment entered the Constitution August 26, 1920, after Tennessee added the final ratification.

The next time you hear the phrase “war on women”, consider these little nuggets and what these women went through to secure their Constitutional rights. I think it  more than likely these ladies would look at the self-described feminists of our day and wonder if we have utterly forgotten what happened in Occoquan Prison.

I haven’t, which is why I find the women who scream about being able to abort a child because it’s their ‘right’ or the Moral Monday protesters with their pushing total misinformation and vitriol to be utterly repugnant.  What kind of warped sense of reality and history do these people have?

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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