19th Amendment – 96th Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote

The  Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits each state and the federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920.

The Constitution allows the states to determine the qualifications of voters, subject to limitations imposed by later amendments. Until the 1910s, most states disenfranchised women. The amendment was the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. It effectively overruled Minor v. Happersett, in which a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment did not give women the right to vote.

The Nineteenth Amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1878 by Senator Aaron A. Sargent. Forty-one years later, in 1919, Congress approved the amendment and submitted it to the states for ratification. It was ratified by the requisite number of states a year later, with Tennessee‘s ratification being the final vote needed to add the amendment to the Constitution. In Leser v. Garnett(1922), the Supreme Court rejected claims that the amendment was unconstitutionally adopted.

” The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

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  2. 19th Amendment – 96th Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote

    The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits each state and the federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920.

    The Constitution allows the states to determine the qualifications of voters, subject to limitations imposed by later amendments. Until the 1910s, most states disenfranchised women. The amendment was the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. It effectively overruled Minor v. Happersett, in which a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment did not give women the right to vote.

    The Nineteenth Amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1878 by Senator Aaron A. Sargent. Forty-one years later, in 1919, Congress approved the amendment and submitted it to the states for ratification. It was ratified by the requisite number of states a year later, with Tennessee’s ratification being the final vote needed to add the amendment to the Constitution. In Leser v. Garnett(1922), the Supreme Court rejected claims that the amendment was unconstitutionally adopted.

    ” The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

    Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

    For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

  3. This is neat. Since a woman will be our President this year it is timely history.

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  5. Jobless Claims

    Released On 8/18/2016 8:30:00 AM For wk8/13, 2016

    Prior Consensus Consensus Range Actual
    New Claims – Level 266 K 265 K 264 K to 270 K 262 K
    4-week Moving Average – Level 262.75 K 265.25 K
    New Claims – Change -1 K -4 K

    Highlights
    Claims are low and point unmistakably to strength in the labor market. Initial claims fell 4,000 in the August 13 week which is a very important week as it is the sample period for the August employment report. The 262,000 level is 10,000 higher than the sample week of the July employment report which isn’t very much at all especially since levels are at historic lows. And the 4-week average is a bit more favorable, at a 265,250 level that is only 7,750 above the month-ago comparison.

    Continuing claims are likewise only slightly above the month-ago trend. In lagging data for the August 6 week, continuing claims rose a very slight 15,000 to 2.175 million with the 4-week average up 11,000 to 2.155 million. This time last month continuing claims were roughly 25,000 or so lower. The unemployment rate for insured workers is unchanged at a very low 1.6 percent.

    Source: http://www.econoday.com/economic-calendar.aspx

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