19th Amendment

Women’s Right to Vote

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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Live At America's Town Hall Podcast

A Constitutional History of the Right to Vote

Jul 21

Town Hall Video

The Right to Vote: A Constitutional History

Election law experts Alexander Keyssar, Derek Muller, and Franita Tolson explore the evolution of suffrage.

Jul 20

Blog Post

On this day, Jeannette Rankin’s history-making moment

It was on April 2, 1917 that Jeanette Rankin became the first woman in Congress. But within days, she became the target of…

Apr 2

Educational Video

SCHOLAR EXCHANGE: Voting Rights in America

Join the National Constitution Center for a session on Voting Rights in America, a historical exploration of the right to vote.

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