|There is one new activity which entered the life of women with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1918. With the right to vote, a whole new field of responsibility and direct power came into the hands of the women of the country. A few of our states had already given women the right to vote and in some communities they were allowed to vote in school elections, but they did not enjoy the full privileges of citizenship as the equals of men throughout the whole country until 1918. >>more...>>
Title: Women and the Vote
Author: Roosevelt, Eleanor
Publication: It's Up to the Women
- Voting Rights
Notes: Originally published in It's Up to the Women (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933), pp. 189-204.