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On this Day: 19th Amendment Gives Women Right to Vote

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On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified after decades of struggle by women's rights advocates. The 19th Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1878, passed both houses of Congress on June 4, 1919, and sent to the states for ratification. Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify it, giving it the 2/3 majority needed. On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified.

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