1984 March 22

Mississippi Finally Ratifies 19th Amendment on Women’s Suffrage


It was 64 years late, but the State of Mississippi finally ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, allowing women the right to vote, on this day. The Nineteenth Amendment had been ratified on August 18, 1920, and women voted in federal elections for the first time on November 2, 1920.

The text of the Nineteenth Amendment: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

Timeline for all the amendments to the Constitution: http://www.lexisnexis.com/constitution/amendments_timeline.asp

Read Alice Paul’s biography: Mary Walton, A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot (2010)

Learn more about the history of women’s suffrage here.

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