Who Proposed 19th Amendment ?  

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution emphasizes voting equality for women in the country. It prohibits the federal or state governments from denying the voting rights to any US citizen on the basis of sex. It was strongly supported by President Woodrow Wilson and was put forward in both the houses January 9, 1918.

After a lot of delays and heated debates, the proposal was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives in the year 1919. Eventually, it was ratified by 36 US States and accepted officially in August, 1920.

The women’s suffrage movement began in the US, in Seneca Falls, New York in July, 1848, when the first convention lobbying for women’s right to vote or women’s suffrage was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. A large majority of the supporters of the suffrage movement were abolitionist sympathizers, involved actively in promoting universal voting rights for all US citizens, irrespective of their race, creed, or color. The idea that no woman should be denied the right to vote was first proposed by Frederick Douglass, a renowned black abolitionist leader, during the Seneca Falls Convention.

The petition asking for rights of women to vote and speak in Congress was sent to the government in 1871 by the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA), led by acclaimed suffragists, Elizabeth Candy Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The two different groups, NWSA and AWSA, later joined hands in 1890 to form a large group called the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), chaired by Elizabeth Stanton. The group of pro-suffragists constantly pushed President Woodrow Wilson for support and eventually managed to get their amendment proposal approved in both the houses as the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

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