Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day Observed for 100 Years!

Veterans Day 2018
100 years after the end of WWI

Veterans Day has been observed every year since 1918, so the tradition is 100 years old this year!
Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day because an armistice, or peace/treaty, was signed to end the war, World War I, with the Germans. The documents were signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. So what time and day would that be?

November 11, 11 a.m.

Veterans Day in the USA is a reminder to thank those who served in our military for their service and to thank the current service men and women who are protecting our freedom. You don't need to wait to thank a vet. Thank him or her every day of the year!

Click on the article name below to read stories on the Girls Succeed blog about women veterans.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Election Time: When Did Women in the USA Win the Right to Vote?

Hello and welcome to the Girls Succeed blog.
Election Day is November 6, 2018
An important event for US citizens happens on Tuesday, November 6. It's election time when we vote for the people who will lead our country, states, counties, and cities. We also vote on proposals that will affect us such as making medical and/or recreational marijuana legal and increase the minimum wage for workers.
Flag of the United States of America
"Old Glory"
Women won the right to vote in the USA in 1920 when the US Congress passed the 19th amendment June 4, 1919, and ratified it on August 18, 1920. The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. 

But as early as 1869, the women of Wyoming received the right to vote. One reason the men decided on supporting the women's vote was because there were six men to every one woman in Wyoming at the time. The men hoped by giving women the right to vote, they would realize the Wyoming legislature was forward-thinking and cared about women's rights, so women would move to the state.

Mighty Girl has a fantastic list of books filled with information about The Suffrage Movement, the women's movement to win the right to vote. Go there and learn more about these strong, courageous women and the fight for the right to vote!

Click here to find out more about the Suffrage Movement in this article on the Girls Succeed blog.

We can't imagine not having the right to vote. We need to honor those women who fought and sacrificed in order to make the 19th amendment the law of the land. So, if you're old enough, please go vote!
Voting Day is November 6, 2018