The 19th Amendment

Women gain the right to vote.

On August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote after Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton dedicated their lives to working for women’s rights.

Section 1:

The right of citizens in the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged based on sex.

Section 2: Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Causes

  • Women stood together to be treated as equals in a country based on freedom
  • Started in 1850 with annual Nation Women's Rights Conventions in MA
  • Many states had their own laws that allowed women to vote towards the end of the campaign
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Characteristics

  • Ratified on August 18th, 1920
  • Nationwide, women got the right to vote, with security of Congress on their side.
  • Passed, 56 to 25, or two more than two-thirds
  • First time it was proposed in 1878, and was re-introduced every year after for 41 years before it passed.

Significance

  • Large Push for Women's Rights
  • Women Liberation
  • Importance of Voting
  • Women's Voting Worldwide
  • Deciding Results of Some Elections

Conclusion