Well Behaved Women Pill Box
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 2 1/4 inches diameter
- Gift boxed
This shiny pill box is perfect for holding small items that you want to keep safe. With three compartments and a mirror inside it is lightweight and compact and is a great size for pills, as well as earrings, coins and other tiny treasures. The words on the lid are a contemplative message to those who persist.
In 1915, American women were pushing for equal rights, particularly the right to vote in national elections. They lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Finally, Congress passed on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment Joint Resolution of Congress and many other records related to women’s equal rights are preserved and protected in the National Archives.