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19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents in American History

Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granted women the right to vote. This guide compiles Library of Congress digital materials, external websites, and a print bibliography related to the women's suffrage movement.

Introduction

A women's suffrage amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1878. Forty-one years later, on June 4, 1919, Congress approved the women’s suffrage amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote and was ratified by the states on August 18, 1920.

Use the navigation menu on the left to access sections of this guide on digital collections, related online resources, external websites, and a bibliography of books providing more information on the 19th Amendment.