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Today in history: ratification of the 19th amendment

On August 18, 1920, the [w:Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution] was ratified giving women the right to vote and participate in the political process! Most states ratified right away; but 10 states held out. Georgia and Louisiana didn’t get around to ratifying until 1970(!).

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.

And in memory of that momentous occasion, don’t forget to check out what libraries have to offer. You’ll find lots of books, images and more at the sites below:

[Thanks Debra Bowen (@CASOSvote)]