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The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Freedom Shrine Documents
(Women get the right to vote)
H.J. Res. 1
Sixty-sixth Congress of the
United States of America;
At the First Session,
Begun and held at the City of Washington, on Monday, the nineteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women.
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 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.
F.H. Gillett -
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Thos R. Marshall.
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.