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18 August 1920
National Association Against Woman Suffrage
Source: Library of Congress (on Wikimedia Commons)

Women's Suffrage

Women's suffrage in the US was finally achieved on 18 August 1920 when Tennessee ratified the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, making it the law throughout the States. It read 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. The victory of the women's movement took decades of agitation and protest, beginning in the mid-19th century.

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