Constitution of the United States of America: Amendment XIX

Ratified: August 18, 1920

This post is the latest of a series in which we share the verbatim text of the U.S. Code, a codification of all acts of the United States Congress. The Code starts with America’s “organic laws,” which provide the foundation for the government of the United States of America. The fourth of these documents is the Constitution itself, which has 4 parts: the Preamble, 7 Articles, the ratified amendments, and the proposed amendments.


ARTICLES IN ADDITION TO, AND AMENDMENT OF, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PROPOSED BY CONGRESS, AND RATIFIED BY THE LEGISLATURES OF THE SEVERAL STATES, PURSUANT TO THE FIFTH ARTICLE OF THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION


ARTICLE XIX

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.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.