Woman Suffrage Amendment Ratified ~ August 20, 1920

From The Saturday Evening Post: “It is 1913 and about darn time for equal rights for women! This “young suffragette” is putting aside her dolls and taking her brother’s turn at bat. Alas, many of our terrific covers were by artists long forgotten. Violet Moore Higgins was an illustrator for children’s books and magazines, and for one memorable Saturday Evening Post cover.”


On this day August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment to the Constitution – guaranteeing women the right to vote – was ratified by the state of Tennessee. This vote gave the 19th Amendment the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land. After more than 70 years of struggle by woman suffragists of all ages, the woman suffrage movement in the United States found success!   Its two sections read simply: “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” and “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

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