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93 Years Ago Today, The 19th Amendment Gave Women The Right To Vote

Three unidentified women make history by becoming the first of their sex to vote in an election after the 19th Amendment was
Three unidentified women make history by becoming the first of their sex to vote in an election after the 19th Amendment was passed, San Francisco, California, late 1910s or early 1920s. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

On this day in 1920, Congress made history when it ratified the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote.

The National Constitution Center explains how the deciding vote came 93 years ago from Tennessee assembly member Harry Burn, whose mother prodded him to "be a good boy" and make the vote.

Below, the official document, via The National Archives:

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