The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, but defending the right to vote is an ongoing struggle.
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Tennessee, the last state needed, ratified the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, making votes for women a constitutional right . While the constitution now affirmed the right of women to vote, it would take decades of work before this civil right was realized for many communities of color.
Legislation creating barriers to the right to vote continues to be enacted today. Defending the right to vote is an ongoing struggle.
To learn about when other states ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, see When did your state ratify the Nineteenth Amendment?
To learn when American women across the United States were enfranchised, before or after the Nineteenth Amendment, see When did women in your state get the right to vote?
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