Nineteenth Amendment

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Noun1.Nineteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex
Constitution of the United States, U.S. Constitution, United States Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Constitution, Amendment XIX, Women's Right to Vote, Tennessee, Page 3.
Women's suffrage, passed into law in 1920 as Amendment XIX to the Constitution, was the culmination of a movement that involved two generations of activists.
Specific Amendments were proposed to have all eligible citizens become voters: Amendment XIII (Slavery prohibited), 1865; Amendment XIV (Citizenship defined), 1868; Amendment XV (Right to vote by certain citizens defined), 1870; Amendment XIX (Defined voting for women), 1920; Amendment XXIII (Electors for the District of Columbia), 1961; Amendment XXIV (Prohibited poll tax to vote), 1964; and Amendment XXVI (Voting for 18 year olds), 1971.