19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Around the mid-nineteenth century, supporters of women's suffrage began a decades-long campaign to achieve what many considered to be a radical change to the U.S. Constitution. The suffragists marched, lobbied, lectured, wrote essays and practiced acts of civil disobedience. Congress passed the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919 and ratified it on August 18, 1920.

Here are 20 vocabulary words from the 19th Amendment.

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  1. joint
    involving both houses of a legislature
  2. resolution
    a formal expression by a meeting, agreed to by a vote
  3. propose
    present for consideration, examination, or criticism
  4. amendment
    a statement that is added to a proposal or document
  5. extend
    make available; provide
  6. right
    an abstract idea of that which is due by law or nature
  7. suffrage
    a legal right to vote
  8. resolve
    reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
  9. assemble
    get people together
  10. concur
    happen simultaneously
  11. article
    a separate section of a legal document
  12. valid
    well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
  13. intent
    the intended meaning of a communication
  14. purpose
    the quality of being determined to do or achieve something
  15. ratify
    approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
  16. deny
    refuse to recognize or acknowledge
  17. abridge
    lessen, diminish, or curtail
  18. account
  19. enforce
    ensure observance of laws and rules
  20. legislation
    the act of making or enacting laws

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