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Women's History Month

Women's Rights Movement in America sparked at convention in Seneca Falls, New York in July 1848. Delegates issue a Declaration of Sentiments calling for equality with men, including the right to vote. In 1920, with the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, American women finally gained the right to vote. In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution establishing National Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month, and has since passed such a resolution every year. Congressional action is followed by a U.S. presidential proclamation declaring March as Women's History Month.

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