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One hundred years ago this month, on August 18, 1920, the 36th state ratified the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution and it was adopted into law. (It comes between the 18th Amendment–Prohibition–which was ratified on January 16, 1919, and the 20th, or “Lame Duck Amendment,” which altered the start and end dates of Presidential and Congressional terms, and which was ratified on January 23, 1933.
The 19th Amendment gave women citizens of the United States the unalienable right to vote. Well, most of them, anyway.
The full text of the 19th Amendment runs as follows: