100 YEARS AGO: WOMEN GET TO VOTE
August 20, 2020
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, marked 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states, "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."
Article Five of the U.S. Constitution stated that in order for the 19th Amendment to become part of the Constitution, the amendment had be ratified by either – as determined by Congress – the legislatures of three-quarters of the states or state ratifying conventions in three-quarters of the states.
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