|Alice Paul and National Women's Party - August 18, 1920|
We can put aside acrimony today toward those who might relegate women's role to the backseat of history and even desire to keep them there (ahem -- Ann Romney**) and just revel in the extraordinary achievement of those women who protested, fought, starved themselves and ultimately won the right to vote. On August 18th, 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment. Thank you, ladies.
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.
**The article referenced was satire. I'm taking the liberty, though, of imagining that Ann would have had utter disdain for anyone as radical as a suffragette.