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An Overview of the 19th Amendment

An Overview of the 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.