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1907-1930: We are a diverse nation, confronting our differences

August 18, 1920
States ratify Nineteenth Amendment, granting women suffrage throughout America

U.S. Constitution

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919.
Ratified August 18, 1920.

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.

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

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