Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
The Nineteenth Amendment
to the United States Constitution
was passed by the United States Congress
on June 4
, and was ratified on August 18
. It granted women the right to vote. It reads:
- The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
- Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
On February 27
, a challenge to the 19th Amendment was rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States