Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Women's Suffrage & the Nineteenth Amendment

The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution
The National Archives

The right of citizens of the United States to vote
shall not be denied or abridged
by the United States or by any state
on account of sex.

Congress shall have power
to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Passed by Congress on 4 June 1919, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing to women the right to vote, was ratified on 18 August 1920.