What was accomplished by the 19th Amendment?
Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest.
What were two benefits of the 19th Amendment?
Voting ensures women’s reproductive and economic progress. The 19th Amendment helped millions of women move closer to equality in all aspects of American life. Women advocated for job opportunities, fairer wages, education, sex education, and birth control.
Why was the 19th amendments so significant?
The 19th Amendment guaranteed that women throughout the United States would have the right to vote on equal terms with men. The anti-slavery movement pushed women out of the home and church and into politics, eventually leading some to advocate for their own rights as women.
Which party passed the 19th amendment?
On May 21, 1919, the amendment passed the House 304 to 89, with 42 votes more than was necessary. On June 4, 1919, it was brought before the Senate and, after Southern Democrats abandoned a filibuster, 36 Republican Senators were joined by 20 Democrats to pass the amendment with 56 yeas, 25 nays, and 14 not voting.
What happened as a result of the 19th amendment?
On August 18th, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. It granted all American women the right to vote. The article read, “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.”
Who voted against 19th Amendment?
Much of the opposition to the amendment came from Southern Democrats; only two former Confederate states (Texas and Arkansas) and three border states voted for ratification, with Kentucky and West Virginia not doing so until 1920. Alabama and Georgia were the first states to defeat ratification.