The 19th Admendment

Kujay Nguyen / Pre-AP US History 4 / 12-10-14

The 19th Admendment:

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.

Court Case: United States V. Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was arrested because she voted for members of Congress at the time when woman didn't have the right to vote. Susan was said to be "voting without having a lawful right to vote." Henry Selden supported Susan in court and said that she had the right to vote, since voting was an essential ingredient of citizenship. At the time, the 19th Admendment was unconstitutional and it wasn't ratified yet, so Susan lost in her arguments.
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Scenario: Maria V. Voting Rights

Maria wanted to vote for a president, but she couldn't because woman couldn't vote. She thought it was unfair because men got the right to vote, but woman didn't. So, she decided to speak up for woman's rights to vote. Maria thought that everyone should be treated equally. She proposed to the the judge to see if the woman's can have the rights to vote. The judge listened to her explanation. The judge, then made a final decision and said it was up to the president and the branches of government to approve. Maria won her case, and now the woman's have the rights to vote.

Citations:

Gordon, Ann D. The Trial of Susan B. Anthony. Washington, D.C.: Federal Judicial Center, Federal Judicial History Office, 2005.Http://www.fjc.gov. Federal Judicial Center, Federal Judicial History Office. Web. 10 Dec. 2014. <http://www.fjc.gov/history/docs/susanbanthony.pdf>.


"Lesson Ideas." Women's Suffrage Lesson Plans and. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014. <http://www.brainpop.com/educators/community/bp-topic/womens-suffrage/>.