U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 10: Women's Suffrage
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, January 10th. Legislation to grant women the vote was first introduced on this date in 1878 when a California senator proposed the necessary constitutional amendment. Called the Susan B. Anthony amendment, it was buried in committee for years and defeated when finally put to a vote in 1887. But some decades later, the matter was settled rather speedily. The 19th Amendment enfranchising women was proposed in Congress in June 1919 and became law in August 1920. In the 2014 election, nearly 43 percent of female citizens 18 and older reported voting, while not quite 41 percent of males cast a ballot in the election. Additionally, over 66 percent of female citizens reported being registered to vote, while males had fewer than 63 percent registered. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Introduction/accessed 11/5/2015: http://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/january.htm
Women's suffrage timeline/ accessed 11/5/2015: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/nineteenthkobach.html
Registration and voting/table 1: https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/publications/p20/2014/tables.html
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau