19th Amendment Ratified!

Congress passed the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919. (9) This was drafted by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cody Stanton who played a major role in the Suffrage movement. (10) This nationally grants women the right to vote. The Amendment was finally ratified over a year later on August 18, 1920, which guaranteed all women the right to vote. Although the milestone was hard to obtain, the 19th Amendment became a reality after activists successfully protested the unfair treatment of women. "Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution." Although many early supporters didn't live to see the final victory in 1920, the struggle had been overcome and women's suffrage was now a reality. (11)