(WOMENSENEWS)–1920. Charlotte Woodward, the only living delegate to the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, votes for president.

The 19th amendment, establishing universal women’s suffrage in the United States, was ratified on Aug. 26, 1920, removing the last legal barrier to women’s full citizenship participation. It had taken 72 years of organizing, mobilizing and persistent political pressure to realize the dream first articulated at Seneca Falls in 1848.

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