Women and the Constitution

Watch the 2020 Liberty Medal ceremony honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

In 2020, America celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

To mark this milestone throughout 2020 and beyond, the National Constitution Center launched an important initiative, WOMEN AND THE CONSTITUTION. A celebration of women’s equality and leadership, the initiative includes a new long-term exhibit on the 19th Amendment, constitutional conversations and debates, podcast episodes, blog posts, and educational materials for learners of all ages.


The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote traces the triumphs and struggles that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Liberty Medal

The 2020 Liberty Medal Ceremony honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her efforts to promote liberty and equality for all.


Featured programs for America’s Town Hall included discussions on the untold stories of the fight for suffrage and the unfinished work of women’s equality.

Learn about the 19th Amendment

Visit the Interactive Constitution to dive into the text, history, and meaning of the 19th Amendment and explore its origins through the Drafting Table.

Explore the Media Library

Check out our 19th Amendment resources including podcast episodes, blog posts, videos, and learning materials.


Women and the Constitution and The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote are made possible thanks to the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations.

The Awakening

Explore this interactive map to discover how women's suffrage at the state level paved the way for the 19th Amendment.

The Debates

Explore the range of arguments that were advanced in the long fight for women's suffrage and listen to the debates.

Drafting Table

See how universal suffrage proposals first emerged and evolved to end gender discrimination in voting.


The 19th Amendment exhibit and Women and the Constitution are made possible through the generous support of:

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation | Mauree Jane and Mark W. Perry | John P. & Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation | The Snider Foundation | The McLean Contributionship | Glenmede | SteegeThomson Communications | Sarah and David Andrews

Support for The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote and Women and the Constitution as of June 30, 2020.

For more information about how you can support the National Constitution Center, contact Lauren Sylling, vice president of strategy & development, at 202.329.8645 or [email protected].

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