Introduction

In 1920, the United States government ratified the 19th Amendment by changing its constitution to give women the right to vote. Today, 100 years later, we celebrate the 19th Amendment as “a testament to, and a product of, America’s founding ideals: the never-ending quest for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.  However, despite its significance, the 19th Amendment, is not a triumphant culmination, but a milestone in a struggle for equal rights for all citizens. One that isn’t over yet.  Join us as we explore how the ratification of the 19th Amendment opened opportunities for women in a variety of spheres to strengthen, shape, and serve their communities. As you discover the stories of hundreds of northern Utahns who advocated for equality, we ask you to consider:

* How the 19th Amendment offers a larger reflection on Northern Utahns views on American citizenship

* How  Northern Utahans adapt with each generation to address, define, and meet those inalienable rights

* How issues of access and equality, brought up by the suffrage movement, remain raw and unsettled today.

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