The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granted women the right to vote. It was passed on August 18, 1920, after a long and difficult struggle.
One of the biggest challenges to overcome was a deep culture of sexism. The idea that women were not capable of voting was deeply ingrained in American society. Many people believed that women were too emotional or too easily manipulated to be involved in politics. This prejudice made it difficult to convince people that women should have the right to vote.
Click here to read the full article published by Texas Public Radio on 27 August 2023.