19th Amendment Passed and Ratified

On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment is finally passed by the House and the Senate. The amendment, previously called The Woman Suffrage Amendment, was first introduced to Congress in 1878 and written by Susan B. Anthony. For four decades, the amendment was overlooked and never taken seriously, despite being discussed frequently. At last, it was passed on that fateful in 1919. After being passed, it was sent to the states for ratification. Eight states rejected the amendment, and five did not vote: but after a year, thirty-six states finally ratified the amendment. Tennessee was the crucial and final vote that allowed this to happen. After the ratification, the amendment to the Constitution was now certified as law. This amendment guaranteed that no U.S. citizen will be denied their right to vote on the basis of sex. The ratification took place in August 1920.

At last, the work of the many suffragists finally paid off. Groups such as the National American Woman Suffrage Association dissolved as their goal had been reached. Although women were officially granted the right to vote, many women knew their work was far from done. Women still faced discrimination in many other ways. The women's rights advocates moved on to fighting for equal rights after gaining their inalienable right to vote in 1920. 

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Works Cited: 

"Suffrage Timeline." Americanbar.org, https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/19th-ammendment-cent...

"Woman Suffrage Centennial." U.S. Senate: Woman Suffrage Centennial, 16 July 2020, https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/People/Women/Nineteenth_Ame...


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4 Jun 1919 to Aug 1920