93 Years Ago Today Women Gained the Right to Vote

It is something we take for granted, but voting has not always been guaranteed to all US citizens. As a reminder of this fact, we should note that 93 years ago today women were allowed to vote for the first time. Here’s a link to the National Archives: 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote (1920). This site notes:

On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed the amendment, and 2 weeks later, the Senate followed. When Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment on August 18, 1920, the amendment passed its final hurdle of obtaining the agreement of three-fourths of the states. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification on August 26, 1920, changing the face of the American electorate forever.

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