Thanks to Amendment 19, when you turn 18, you’ll be able to vote. But, believe it or not, before 1920 women were barred from the voting booths. Click on the links below to read about women's suffrage and learn about the smart and savvy women who helped secure our right to vote!
History of Women's Suffrage
Women's Suffrage, the right of women to vote in political elections. Women's suffrage (long called woman suffrage) represents the first stage in the demand for political equality. It generally comes prior to women running and being elected to national political office and holding major appointive posts. Read more.
Who Were the Suffragists?
Who won the vote? Who were the women who made up the suffrage movement? Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and many more women worked and fought hard to win us the right to vote.