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Quiz Nation: Happy Anniversary, Women's Suffrage!

Quiz Nation: Happy Anniversary, Women's Suffrage!

Hillary Clinton's speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention coincides with the anniversary of women's suffrage.

It's crazy to think only 88 years ago women could not vote in the United States. Today, American women hold powerful positions in government and vote at a higher rate than men. Take this quiz to find out what you know about the road to women's suffrage!

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Quiz Nation: Happy Anniversary, Women's Suffrage!

True or False: Women were allowed to vote in ancient Greece and Republican Rome.

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honey_02_07 honey_02_07 7 years
4/5. yeah!
honey_02_07 honey_02_07 7 years
4/5. yeah!
GKitty GKitty 7 years
All men were given the right to vote, The "grandfather clause" stated that if your father/grandfather was a slave, you could not vote. Mission accomplished. Woman rights came later with black woman in toe, the promise was not kept due to the "clause" and was not broken in some states 'til 1965. I guess you wouldn't know that because it did not apply to you.
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
I understand what you are saying, but from my understanding of history women's suffrage in the US started in 1848 with Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott at the Seneca Falls Convention. (yes, it started before that with small groups but this was the first major event) Which means white women were fighting for the right to vote long before black men had any chance of it (timeline: this was well before the CW). Women suffragists also worked very hard for abolition. In fact the 15th Amendment gave the right to vote regardless of race. Yes, I know that blacks and others (including Native Americans which I am ... and they weren't even considered citizens at all!) were denied the right to vote on basis of their race under the veil of something else (i.e. literacy tests). But I don't think it's fair to say that women worked for the right to vote b/c black men were possibly going to get it first.
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
I understand what you are saying, but from my understanding of history women's suffrage in the US started in 1848 with Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott at the Seneca Falls Convention. (yes, it started before that with small groups but this was the first major event) Which means white women were fighting for the right to vote long before black men had any chance of it (timeline: this was well before the CW). Women suffragists also worked very hard for abolition. In fact the 15th Amendment gave the right to vote regardless of race. Yes, I know that blacks and others (including Native Americans which I am ... and they weren't even considered citizens at all!) were denied the right to vote on basis of their race under the veil of something else (i.e. literacy tests). But I don't think it's fair to say that women worked for the right to vote b/c black men were possibly going to get it first.
GKitty GKitty 7 years
Voters rights act of 1965 gave blacks the RIGHT to VOTE in america. Hill and her gang have a calculated way of leaving "us" out. Suffrage movement came about because black men almost got the right to vote before white women. How sad is that? Was that said because a black man may become president before a white woman? mmm...
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
I don't know where else to post this b/c there isn't a "Hillary Speech Post" to sound off on... I think she was awesome! I have to say I cried a few times during it: during the opening video, when Clinton was talking about Seneca Falls, her mom being born before women were able to vote and then Chelsea being able to vote for her mom for president! It was amazing! Oh and the Twin Cities remark was phenomenal! I literally 'lol'ed
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
I don't know where else to post this b/c there isn't a "Hillary Speech Post" to sound off on... I think she was awesome! I have to say I cried a few times during it: during the opening video, when Clinton was talking about Seneca Falls, her mom being born before women were able to vote and then Chelsea being able to vote for her mom for president! It was amazing!Oh and the Twin Cities remark was phenomenal! I literally 'lol'ed
thelorax thelorax 7 years
I'm a hardcore conservative and yet here I sit anxiously awaiting Hillary's speech. I may not agree with her politics but I do admire her achievements.
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
I wish they would put out more info when it comes to the local elections. Half the time I don't anything about it until I'm there in the booth reading the descriptions. It was only one election that I missed so I'm sure it's fine, but still it bugged me for like a month. lol
Vespa Vespa 7 years
I agree, local politics are much more interesting, have a much greater impact on your daily life, and they don't tend to be so partisan.
stephley stephley 7 years
I'll be nicer to meter maids from now on!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I have a city worker as a best friend...so I get to know all the inside stuff :)I agree it's hard to keep track of everything though.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I have a city worker as a best friend...so I get to know all the inside stuff :) I agree it's hard to keep track of everything though.
stephley stephley 7 years
Local elections affect us more and they create the candidate pools for higher offices. It's just so hard to keep track of everything and everyone that we should know about.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I remember being super excited that I'd turn 18 right before a presidential election. I've been voting ever since. I agree with milo, I feel every election is important. And sometimes the local elections are more important, since they can affect you more directly.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I remember being super excited that I'd turn 18 right before a presidential election. I've been voting ever since. I agree with milo, I feel every election is important. And sometimes the local elections are more important, since they can affect you more directly.
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
I didn't do so well. But it's been instilled in me since I was a child by my grandmother that voting is one of the most important things I can do. When I missed a small local election last november because I was taking care of my newborn I felt ashamed that I didn't vote. lol. I know it's silly, but to me they're all important. My grammy said that it didn't matter as much who I voted for just as long as I exercised that right that so many worked so hard for us to earn.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
I read way too much. I'm glad to see these quizzes sometime draws from the things I've read over the years.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
I'm glad that women are being recognized today. Can't wait to catch Hillary's speech.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
I did horrible on this quiz. :(We all owe these women a debt of gratitude.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
I did horrible on this quiz. :( We all owe these women a debt of gratitude.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Wow, I need to be educated about this subject!I think it is pretty lucky for Democrats that they have this week where so many major anniversaries are taking place! I think it will be great to hear the women speak tonight.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Wow, I need to be educated about this subject! I think it is pretty lucky for Democrats that they have this week where so many major anniversaries are taking place! I think it will be great to hear the women speak tonight.
soulight soulight 7 years
Didn't do so hot. I second guessed myself too much.
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