Well, I slept four hours in a row! Woot! given the new barometer in my wrist (I'm told that calms down over time...) and the weather changes... Hey, I'll take it!
Still feel wiped out, of course, but hey...
So 100 years ago yesterday the US Congress passed the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote. It would take quite a while longer till the required number of US state ratified that amendment. Yep, it ai'nt enough to get Congress to do it. Then you need the states to ratify, in the number of 3/4 of the states.
Meanwhile, some states didn't ratify the 19th until quite a bit later than the August 18, 1920 date that saw the required number of states.
So when did some states finally ratify the 19th? .. Well, Virginia and Florida and Sotuh Carolina waited till 1969. That doesn't mean the 19th didn't apply in those states, merely that they hadn't botehred to okay it.
Mississippi lived up (down?) to its reputation as last in everything by not ratifying until 1984. Yep. Only waited 60-plus years... No biggie...
But women getting the vote was so hotly contested that some pols in favor had to flee.
Interesting note: Most states with NO women's suffrage at all before 1919? Were the original 13 colonies, with the exception of New York State. The rest had either NO women's suffrage, or only partial (for local school board elections sort of thing)... The Western states seemed more liberal by comparison, all that women's sufferage, but the fact was, they wanted VOTES and the relatively sparse population in the West meant that giving women the vote meant... political advantage!
So anyone, a day late, woot for the Congressional passage of 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, even tho' it was another year and two months before it was ratified by the states.
Off to Dr. Pain, I mean, the physio doctor who pokes and prods, so... Have a good day, and blessings all.
Here's hoping there are no weird errors online or in life. And to keep it short b/c I only woke up at 9 AM after being up till 3 AM...GROUP HUG!
OK, I am just gonna type something quickly b/c I had nothing prepared and we had a windstorm and neighbors' cats and I was up by 5 AM and slept maybe 4 hours and have gotten FIVE Back End Fetch errors just trying to get this far on DS today... DS can fetch its own back end, hmph! PUrrs and Friday joy to all!OK, try six... CSRF token is invalid. What?!