On August 26th, 1920, the 19th Amendment was officially declared in effect. Women gained the constitutional right to vote in the United States. The two sentences of the amendment read:
1. 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.
2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
It has been less than a century since half of the United State’s population was given the right to vote. For those of you who are American citizens, please take a moment and consider the insurmountable power that those two sentences hold. Consider the nearly one-hundred year struggle women faced to achieve this, and the obstacles that they had to overcome. Let us be grateful for those who came before and spent their lives dedicated to the ever long quest for equality.
Let us remember them.