Votes for Women Pennant Ornament
- 5 X 2 inches
Women continue to march on, pushing forward the work of the important activists who came before. This fabric, handmade pennant ornament is a lovely reminder of the successful work that has been done for women’s equality. As a thoughtful gift, or a special addition to your decorative collection, this unique ornament is a show of women’s strength and of resistance.
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 Nineteenth Amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment Joint Resolution of Congress and many other records related to women’s equal rights are preserved and protected in the National Archives.