When Did Women Get the Right to Vote?
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, and women finally achieved the long-sought right to vote throughout the United States.
On November 2 of that same year, more than 8
It took over 60 years for the remaining 12 states to ratify the 19th Amendment. Mississippi was the last to do so, on March 22, 1984.million women across the U.S. voted in elections for the first time.
These three women hold a banner with a quote from Susan B. Anthony, “No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her.” Anthony said this in both 1872 and 1894. The women photographed are encouraging men to vote for the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing all women the right to vote, was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.
c. 1920 Library of Congress
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