1920 – The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.


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.Slide 6 of 15: Suffragettes hold a jubilee celebrating their victory. Miss Melanie Lowenthal who was one of the leaders of the demonstration celebrating the dawn of political equality.

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.

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Alice Paul

c. 1920 Library of Congress

Aug 23, 2016








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