The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution established equal voting rights for men and women. Prior to the 19th Amendment, most states prohibited women from voting in political elections, according to Scholastic's History of Women's Suffrage.Continue Reading
The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. The women's rights movements throughout the nation beginning in the 1830s were largely responsible for the creation and approval of the 19th Amendment, states History of Women's Suffrage.
Initially, President Woodrow Wilson didn't support the amendment, but he changed his position after many suffragist parades and vigils and following New York's passage of women's suffrage legislation in 1917, according to the Charters of Freedom, an exhibit of the National Archives. The 19th Amendment passed on a three-fourths rule with Tennessee being the 36th state to ratify it.Learn more about Law
The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution declares citizenship to all people that are either born in or nationalized in the United States. The 14th Amendment also ensures that all citizens receive equal protection under the law.Full Answer >
The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees all American women over the age of 18 the right to vote. It was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, but it wasn't until Tennessee passed the amendment more than a year later on Aug. 18, 1920, that it finally received the approval of three-fourths of the states it needed to become official.Full Answer >
The Bill of Rights is an important set of amendments to the United States Constitution, as the Constitution itself contained very few rights for the individual. The original United States Constitution was proposed in 1781 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Full Answer >
An informal amendment to the United States Constitution is one that occurs through non-traditional processes such as "de facto" changes of law. These processes of amendment, which may be the result of either circumstantial social change or judicial review, are considered non-traditional because they are not specified in the Constitution as legitimate means by which amendments can be made.Full Answer >