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January 6, 1920: Rhode Island Ratifies the 19th Amendment

100 years ago today, Rhode Island ratified the 19th Amendment – on the way to securing a vote for women.

January 6, 1920: Rhode Island Ratifies the 19th Amendment

Rhode Island was not among the first states to ratify the federal constitutional amendment that would grant the vote to women. In fact, two attempts to secure a special legislative session failed i…

Source: Portsmouth Historical Society

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