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November 28, 1919

THE first women to ever sit in the House of Commons, on this day in 1919 Nacy Astor is elected to Parliament with a substantial majority. 269 more words


Societal Shifts

During the 20th century in Latin America, we see a rise in this political creation called populism. Differing from US populism, Latin American populism really changed life and culture within these Latin American countries. 728 more words

Sylvia Pankhurst - political campaigner who stayed true to her principles

The recent movie Suffragette has brought the story of the Pankhursts to public attention once more and, as usual, it’s Emmeline that gets the most attention. 595 more words

Know Your History: Jeannette Rankin

A curious event happened in November 1916. A women was voted into the United States House of Representatives without the aid of one single woman vote. 178 more words

History & Culture

Evanston Women and the 19th Amendment

Added to the United States Constitution on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment read:

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. 340 more words

Women's History

Anti-Suffrage: the British women who didn’t want the vote

The Women’s suffrage movement in Britain is remembered by many as a noble crusade that stood up for women’s rights, and it was.

However, not every woman in Britain was behind the movement. 676 more words


Civil Rights ... god and nature NOT the government ?

just another rant …my opinion

I don’t know about you but I think of the Declaration of Independence as our social contract … right. Though if you listen to Republicans, it seems they missed that class, ignored it or prefer the archaic ideology beliefs of that time.  510 more words

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