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The U.S. Constitution, 2nd Edition by Timothy Harper

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CHAPTER16

The Nineteenth Amendment: Women’s Suffrage

In This Chapter

  • The Nineteenth Amendment
  • The women’s movement
  • Women win the vote
  • Ratifying the Nineteenth Amendment

“The right of the 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 the power, by appropriate legislation, to enforce the provisions of this article.”

American woman were first allowed to vote less than a century ago. It was a long and difficult campaign spanning decades, and many of the leaders of the movement did not live to see the Nineteenth Amendment become part of the ...

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