All of us are familiar with Google taking an initiative to celebrate important events with a doodle on its home page. This time around, on the auspicious occasion of the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Google is pioneering the celebration not with its customary doodle but with a message on its homepage! The 19th Amendment marks the ratification of the Constitution and marked an important event in history so it seems a little odd that Google chose to forego its doodle for a one liner.
The exact message on the home page of Google reads “Celebrating 90 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.”
It is surprising to believe that the foundations of the American Society were laid on the basis of freedom, democracy and equality and yet women were not allowed to vote for the first 144 years of the country’s existence.
It was after much effort on part of President Woodrow Wilson that the 19th Amendment was passed in the House of Representatives in the year 1918. After its initial rejection, the 19th Amendment finally was implemented in the year 1919. It is just amazing that just 90 years ago, women had no right to vote.