United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution secured the right to vote to women.

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Session 5105: 1919-05-20 00:00:00

Report from Committee on Woman's Suffrage (H.J. Res. 1); Annual message of the President.

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H.J. Res. 1 [Committee on Woman Suffrage Report]

Shown with amendment 'H.J. Res. 1 [Committee on Woman Suffrage Report]: Mr. Saunders' Amendment ' (e132728)

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States.


"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall note be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

This amendment shall not be valid unless the same shall be ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the adoption of this resolution by both Houses of the Congress.

Decisions yet to be taken

  • Motion to Reconsider the Resolution (introduced on 1919-05-21 12:00:00 - PROCEDURE - e716928)

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