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What did the Nineteenth Amendment provide?

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drumthumper | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 16, 2008 at 8:57 AM via web

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What did the Nineteenth Amendment provide?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 16, 2008 at 10:04 AM (Answer #1)

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Suffrage for women. To expand on that a bit more, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution makes it illegal to deny an American citizen the right to vote based on sex. It therefore opened the door to quite a few things—greater general equality, a shift in political power, new make-up of political parties—but the direct effect is the right to vote.

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nutmegger | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 21, 2008 at 10:09 AM (Answer #2)

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The 19th Amendment provided American women the right to vote, also known as female suffrage. The Amendment was ratified (made into law) on August 26, 1920.  Prior to 1920 several western states had allowed women to vote, but it took action from Congress to make it legal across the United States. 

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j9lipson | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted August 13, 2008 at 9:08 PM (Answer #3)

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This Amendment gave women the right to vote, which officially happened in 1929. However, Wyoming was the first state to unofficially let women vote in 1919.

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revolution | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted June 22, 2010 at 11:20 PM (Answer #4)

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The Nineteenth Amendment provide more opportunity for women to vote in government elections, without any racial discrimination or segregation. It was ratified in August 18, 1920. After this policy was implemented, it was not legal for any state or federal government from denying their people a chance to vote in general elections based on sex. So, there was much general equality among men and women. The first state to do this was Illinois, at June 10 1919.

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