Nineteenth Amendment

19th Amendment

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.

Court Case

In 1875, the Supreme Court refused to recognized that women possessed constitutional rights. It ruled against a Virginia minor in her appeal for the right to vote. She had argued that the State of Missouri could not prohibit her from voting because, as a citizen of the US., she was protected by the "privileges and immunities" of the 19th amendment. They were released with no charges and were allowed to vote.

My scenario

Three women attempted to vote and were arrested. In court the women stated that as a citizen of the United States, she has the power to vote clause to the 19th amendment. However, the judge did not agree with this amendment and refused to release her. One of the women exclaimed that this action is unconstitutional. Due to the judge's actions, he was resigned from duty. The women were then released with no charges and were fully allowed to vote from then on.


Appleby, Joyce Oldham. The American Republic to 1877. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2003. Print.

Patrick, John J. "Bill Of Rights: A History In Documents - Perma-Bound Books." Bill Of Rights: A History In Documents - Perma-Bound Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

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