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Alice Paul is shown sewing the thirty-sixth star on the suffrage ratification banner.
Alice Paul stitching the final star on the celebratory banner

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

Once three-fourths of the states had ratified the 19th Amendment, women were granted the right to vote in 1920. A woman named Alice Paul, who had fought for suffrage, stitched the final star in a banner celebrating the victory of the suffrage movement. Women like Alice Paul were called suffragettes, and they fought for more than seventy years for the right to vote alongside men on Election Day.
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