19th Amendment News
Hillary Clinton Ready to Move Forward, Unite Party for General Election
The presumptive democratic presidential nominee speaks to supporters in Brooklyn, New York, after securing delegate number needed to clinch the nomination.
Hillary Clinton Says in Email Nomination Broke Glass Ceiling
Hillary Clinton 's clinching of the Democratic nomination has given her campaign a new line to use in their fundraising emails -- that they "broke one of the highest, hardest glass ceilings in America." Clinton is poised to become the first female nominee for a major American political party after
Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the Face of the $20 Bill
African-American civil rights activist and abolitionist Harriet Tubman will become the new face of the $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced today, while Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill. The changes are part of an effort by
Why the Government Is Redesigning the $10 Bill
The renewed interest in Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury secretary, is giving the current Treasury chief a headache. The Treasury chief, Jacob Lew , is trying to follow through on his pledge last year to honor a woman on the $10 bill without wiping Hamilton off the currency entirely,
'Women on 20s' to Ask President Obama to Put One of These 4 Women on $20 Bill
A woman could soon be the new face of the U.S. $20 bill. The nonprofit campaign " Women on 20s " allowed voters to choose three of 15 women candidates for the $20 bill, and now it's down to the "Final Four," and you can vote for the ultimate winner. The candidates are Eleanor Roosevelt , Harriet
This Week In History
Not only does this week mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech, but it also celebrates the adoption of the 19th Amendment and the appointment of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court.
Does Women's Equality Day Really Mean Anything?
Today is Women’s Equality Day. Established in the 1970s, the day is meant to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the United States the right to vote. It’s generated opinion pieces in national media outlets like the Huffington Post and local papers like the
Gay Rights and Immigration Parallel Past Rights Struggles
Immigration reform is moving forward in Congress, but it will almost certainly leave one group behind: same-sex couples. It's a collision of two movements: immigrant and LGBT rights. This isn't the first time something like this has happened, but we'll get back to that in a second. Here's how the
This Week In History
This week had more than its share of important events including the first American space walk, the deaths of two major political figures, and women being granted the right to vote. Read about these events and more in this week's edition of This Week in History. June 3 1965: First American Astronaut