Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
Jump Back in Time Great War & Jazz Age (1914-1928)
Governor Edwin P. Morrow signing the Anthony Amendment
Kentucky governor Edwin P. Morrow signing the 19th Amendment

Enlarge this image
Nineteenth Amendment Granting Women's Suffrage Was Sent to the States
June 4, 1919

Today, your mother and grandmother can participate in electing public officials because of the hard work of a lot of women. More than eighty years ago, women were on their way to gaining the right to vote after Congress approved the women's suffrage amendment. On June 4, 1919, Congress sent the potential amendment to the Constitution to the individual states for ratification, or approval. It took more than a year to complete ratification.
Back page 2 of 3 Next

Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us