1918: Women’s suffrage

The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution awarded females the privilege of voting in 1918.
Since this was the firsttime women had political rights equal to men, it was a turning point in
the US battle for human rights. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton championed
women’s suffrage for decades. The 19th Amendment advanced gender equality in the US and
recognized women’s contributions to the legislative process