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19th Amendment

Found in: social studies, 3-5, 6-8. 9-12

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote, was ratified on August 18, 1920. For the first time, women in all 48 states were able to cast votes on November 2, 1920. These lessons, activities, and resources help mark an important step in recognizing equal rights for all citizens.

Lesson Plans:


  • Women’s Suffrage Students in grades 5-8 can read about the Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment. A Teacher’s Guide and booklist are included.
  • Why Should Women Vote? The Suffrage Question Students in grades 7-12 analyze and arrange in chronological order eleven documents related to the women's suffrage movement following passage of the 15th Amendment.

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