Ninety-one years and one day ago, women in America didn’t have the right to vote. The 19th Amendment changed all that on AUg. 18, 1920.
The Constitution Daily is celebrating that milestone today with a condensed history of women’s suffrage, beginning with the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848.
Did you know that before the 19th Amendment, some states had already granted women the right to vote? The growing movement paved the way for the federal change. It was the Tennessee vote that sealed the deal for the nation’s women, fulfilling the three-fourths vote needed to amend the Constitution.