Postcard from Wallace Ellis to Hon. Homer P. Snyder regarding woman suffrage
Wallace Ellis sent this postcard opposing the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to New York Congressman Homer P. Snyder. The amendment would grant women the right to vote on a national basis. Ellis’s opposition was in vain, as Congress passed a resolution proposing the amendment in 1919. After enough states ratified the amendment, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification, and the 19th Amendment became part of the Constitution on August 26, 1920.
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