Constitutional Amendment 19

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Giving Nation-Wide Suffrage to Women.

(The following amendment was proposed to the Legislatures of the several States by the Sixty-fifth Congress, having been adopted by the House of Representatives, May 21, 1919, and by the Senate June 4, 1919. On August 26, 1920, the United States, Secretary of State proclaimed it in effect, having been adopted [June 10, 1919-August 18, 1920] by three-quarters of the States. The Tennessee House, August 31, rescinded its ratification, 47 to 24.)

1. 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.

2. Congress shall have power, by appropriate legislation, to enforce the provisions of this article.

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