Women’s Right to Vote Amendment- 19th Amendment

Women’s Right to Vote Amendment- 19th Amendment

The Women’s Right to Vote Amendment (1920) 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 took nearly 100 years to win this right, largely fought by grassroots female activists. While this was a huge accomplishment for women, it only applied to white women.  It wasn’t until the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which suspended the use of discriminating literacy tests and voter disqualification devices, that black women were finally allowed to vote.