Passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guaranteed all American women the right to vote.
Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters fought hard, lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans at that time considered a radical change of the Constitution.
Unfortunately, few of the amendment’s early supporters, such as Susan B. Anthony, among others lived to see final victory in 1920.
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Kudos to these early suffragettes! Happy 93rd Anniversary!