Nashville, Tennessee (JFK+50) Ninety-five years ago today, August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right to vote for women became the law of the land as Tennessee's ratification resulted in the necessary two-thirds, or 36 of 48, of the states to approve. The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of that adoption.
According to UPI, one of the leaders, or suffragettes, of the movement to grant women the right to vote nationwide "could land on the upcoming redesign of the $10 bill."
In June 2015, the Treasury Department announced that on the 100th Anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, "a historic female will grace the $10." Currently, the first Secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, is depicted on the bill.
UPI speculates that the choice to replace Hamilton could be Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony or Alice Paul. Others mentioned as possibilities include Harriett Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.
The women's suffrage movement can be traced back to the Seneca Falls Convention held in New York state in 1848.
Whether the choice is a suffragette or otherwise, whoever is selected will become "the first female featured on U.S. paper currency in more than 100 years."
"Passing of 19th Amendment 95 years ago could land suffragette on $10 bill," by Danielle Haynes, UPI, August 18, 2015, www.upi.com/
The Woman Suffrage Memorial*
PRESIDENT WASHINGTON SIGNS JAY'S TREATY
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President George Washington signed a treaty with Great Britain 220 years ago today, August 18, 1795, negotiated by Chief Justice John Jay of New York.
The treaty pledged to establish peaceful trade relationship between Great Britain and the United States as well as settling some leftover issues from the War for Independence.
The treaty was officially called the "Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation between His British Majesty and the United States of America".
Jay's Treaty was opposed by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and their supporters. They saw closer ties between Britain and the United States as detrimental to republicanism.