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19 Ways Army Women Helped Make the 19th Amendment Possible

Date Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016

Category: History/Heritage - National

Elizabeth M. Collins, Defense Media Activity, commemorates "Women's Equality Day" and the passing of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920. This article highlights 19 examples of women's service from the birth of the United States until the 19th Amendment passed. It is believed that it finally passed Congressional muster due to women's service during World War I and every other major war. Although women may have not always served in an officially recognized capacity or in uniform, they served faithfully in the United States Army since 1775.

The 19th amendment states that the right of citizens to vote "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

Read the full article at: U.S. Army