When did women get the right to vote?

Women’s suffrage, or the right for women to vote and run for office, was a long and hard-fought battle that took place in many countries around the world. In the United States, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920, granting women the right to vote. The amendment states, “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.” However, it’s important to note that even after the passage of the 19th Amendment, many women of color faced ongoing voter suppression and were unable to fully exercise their right to vote for several more decades.