A right is unenumerated


A right is unenumerated if it is, by definition, not listed in the Constitution. These are rights that can only be found throughout history and society. For example, a woman’s right to vote was not enumerated because of its existence outside the law.

In this blog post we will explore some unenumerated rights with you. Let’s get started! Women have a right to vote. In the United States, women won certain voting rights with the 19th Amendment in 1920. This amendment was passed after years of fighting and organizing by groups such as NAWSA (National American Women Suffrage Association).

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The U.S Constitution does not explicitly guarantee this right because it is an unenumerated one that has existed outside of law for centuries before its enactment in 1920. In Canada, British Columbia granted some women over 21 suffrage on April 24, 1872; however Ontario did not grant universal female suffrage until 1918 – but only because they needed more people to fight during World War I The history of granting females equal voting rights.


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