Story: 19th amendment in US Constitution ; 8-18-2021;
18 August marks the day in US history as women voting rights act ratified day, with the 19th amendment, passed on 18 August 1920, by then congress government. The bill was initially passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, but it was until August 18, 1920 that it was ratified.
The 19th amendment legally guarantees American women the right to vote.
Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle, especially the girls, women in general across the country protested for a long time as victory took decades of agitation and protest.
• The Nineteenth Amendment enfranchised 26 million American women in time for the 1920 U.S. presidential election.
• Nineteenth Amendment failed to fully enfranchise African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American women.
• 19th Amendment became law on August 26, 1920.
• The struggle for suffrage, which began for black women in the early 1800s, continued until activists such as Fannie Lou Hamer and Diane Nash won the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 200 years later.