18 August, 2011

August 18, 1920

Women have the right to vote.

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified by Tennessee. Tennessee is the 36th state to ratify this amendment, which is enough for it to be enacted. Eventually 12 other states ratify the amendment as well, with Mississippi being the last in 1984!

But not Hawaii and Alaska. Since they are not states in 1920, they don’t get a chance to ratify.

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