Monthly Archives: August 2011

19th Amendment passed – Women the Right to Vote and Run for Office

In 1920, Tennessee ratified the amendment to the constitution with two-thirds majority vote, making it law. The women’s suffrage movement organized 70 years earlier worked to win the right to vote one state at a time. In 1848, Elizabeth Cady … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Purple Heart

August 7, 1782 George Washington created the purple heart in Newburgh, New York. The commander in chief of the Continental Army created the “Badge of Military Merit” out of purple silk in the shape of a heart. He awarded only … Continue reading

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