100 Years Ago Today: Congress Authorizes the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution

100 Years Ago Today: Congress Authorizes the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution

On this date in 1919, the 19th Amendment, which states that “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”, was approved by Congress. This amendment was the result of many years of campaigning, and fighting for women’s rights. It was the symbol for a large amount of progress, ever since the first convention for women’s rights took place in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. It has been a very twisted and amoral path to women’s suffrage, but this day …