Women suffragists persisted for 70 years to win the right to vote in 1920

It seems hard to believe that there was a time when American women were not able to participate in democracy. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified by 36 states and made law in 1920, finally gave women in the United States the right to vote, though women of color would still face barriers to voting for decades to come.

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