The United States Congress approved a women’s suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution and three-fourths of the states ratified it. On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby officially certified the 19th Amendment with his signature and the seal of the United States.
- Explain the 19th Amendment using your own words.
- Choose a phrase or passage from the document that best expresses the new rights gained by women.
- What steps were necessary for this amendment to become part of the U.S. Constitution?
"19th Amendment to the Constitution," U.S. Congress, 26 August 1920. Courtesy of Library of Congress