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An Overview of the 19th Amendment

19th Amendment

What is the 19th Amendment?

“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.”

The 19th Amendment Defined

Date Proposed

The 19th Amendment was proposed on June 4th, 1919

Date Passed

The 19th Amendment was passed on August 18th, 1920

President of the United States

Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States during the ratification of the 19th Amendment

Stipulations of the 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment overturns preexisting stipulations that deny citizens of the United States the right to vote on the basis of gender; this amendment granted female citizens of the United States the right to vote

The 19th Amendment provided this adjustment to take place on a national level in lieu of individual state Constitutions

19th Amendment Facts

The 19th Amendment was constructed by two well-known social activists named Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony; these women are considered to be amongst those at the forefront of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

The 19th Amendment was initially drafted in 1873; in the year 1919, the amendment was ratified

States Ratifying the 19th Amendment

1. Alabama

2. Alaska

3. Arizona

4. Arkansas

5. California

6. Colorado

7. Connecticut

8. Delaware

9. Florida

10. Georgia

11. Hawaii

12. Idaho

13. Illinois

14. Indiana

15. Iowa

16. Kansas

17. Kentucky

18. Louisiana

19. Maine

20. Maryland

21. Massachusetts

22. Michigan

23. Minnesota

24. Mississippi

25. Missouri

26. Montana

27. Nebraska

28. Nevada

29. New Hampshire

30. New Jersey

31. New Mexico

32. New York

33. North Carolina

34. North Dakota

35. Ohio

36. Oklahoma

37. Oregon

38. Pennsylvania

39. Rhode Island

40. South Carolina

41. South Dakota

42. Tennessee

43. Texas

44. Utah

45. Vermont

46. Virginia

47. Washington

48. West Virginia

49. Wisconsin

50. Wyoming

Court Cases Associated with the 19th Amendment

Leser v. Garnett (1922) – this court case brought forth by Oscar Leser who wished to dispute the decision to allow women the right to vote; upon referencing the 15th Amendment, which removed statutes denying suffrage based on race, the Supreme Court dismissed the case.

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