When did women get the right to vote?

Answer: August 18, 1920

Okay, so just like the trivia question yesterday, chances are you may have known this already, however, it's never a bad idea to refresh your memory and see if you can recall what you learned in grade school government class. With that said, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote.

The amendment was the culmination of the women's suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. It effectively overruled Minor v. Happersett, in which a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment did not give women the right to vote.

The Nineteenth Amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1878 by Senator Aaron A. Sargent. Forty-one years later, in 1919, Congress approved the amendment and submitted it to the states for ratification. It was ratified by the requisite number of states a year later, with Tennessee's ratification being the final vote needed to add the amendment to the Constitution.

The image above shows a women's suffragists parade in New York City in 1917, carrying placards with signatures of more than a million women.

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