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Breaking Barriers to Gender Equality

Breaking Barriers to Gender Equality

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Amendment XIX, Constitution of the United States

How do you make your voice heard when you do not have a vote? Trace the fight for women’s rights from the pioneering days of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the 19th century until the push for full gender equality in legislation like Title IX and the attempt to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the 20th century.