Reconstruction: 19th Amendment, Part 2
During World War I, suffragists pursue both national and state-by-state strategies. The National Women’s Party takes a more radical approach with protests and hunger strikes, and is met with violence. The Wilson administration and Congress yield after continued organizing, and the 19th Amendment is ratified. Further activism leads Congress to pass the ERA, but ratification falls three states short. Years later, three new states ratify, and the U.S. Archivist gets sued.
Participants: Sofie Syed, Harry Sandick, Jon Hatch