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19th. Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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.

Proposal and Ratification

The nineteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States was

proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the Sixty-sixth Congress,

on the 4th of June, 1919, and was declared, in a proclamation of the Secretary

of State, dated the 26th of August, 1920, to have been ratified by the

legislatures of 36 of the 48 States. The dates of ratification were: Illinois,

June 10, 1919 (and that State readopted its resolution of ratification June 17,

1919); Michigan, June 10, 1919; Wisconsin, June 10, 1919; Kansas, June 16, 1919;

New York, June 16, 1919; Ohio, June 16, 1919; Pennsylvania, June 24, 1919;

Massachusetts, June 25, 1919; Texas, June 28, 1919; Iowa, July 2, 1919;

Missouri, July 3, 1919; Arkansas, July 28, 1919; Montana, August 2, 1919;

Nebraska, August 2, 1919; Minnesota, September 8, 1919; New Hampshire, September

10, 1919; Utah, October 2, 1919; California, November 1, 1919; Maine, November

5, 1919; North Dakota, December 1, 1919; South Dakota, December 4, 1919;

Colorado, December 15, 1919; Kentucky, January 6, 1920; Rhode Island, January 6,

1920; Oregon, January 13, 1920; Indiana, January 16, 1920; Wyoming, January 27,

1920; Nevada, February 7, 1920; New Jersey, February 9, 1920; Idaho, February

11, 1920; Arizona, February 12, 1920; New Mexico, February 21, 1920; Oklahoma,

February 28, 1920; West Virginia, March 10, 1920; Washington, March 22, 1920;

Tennessee, August 18, 1920.

Ratification was completed on August 18, 1920.

The amendment was subsequently ratified by Connecticut on September 14, 1920

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