Sunday, August 27, 2023
Heather Cox Richardson, an American History professor at Boston College and author of several books, writes a daily Substack column combining current political reporting and commentary on the American historical context of contemporary events. It’s a must-read.
Saturday’s column discussed the history of the 19th Amendment. August 26th, 1920, was the day “the U.S. Secretary of State received the official notification from the governor of Tennessee that his state had ratified the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the amendment, and the last one necessary to make the amendment the law of the land once the secretary of state certified it. He did that as soon as he received the notification, making [August 26th] the anniversary of the day the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified.”
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