Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment
Original Author: Harris & Ewing, photographer
Created: August 18, 1920
Medium: Glass-plate negative

Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment

In a photograph taken on August 18, 1920, Alice Paul, chairman of the National Woman's Party, unfurls a flag with thirty-six stars from the balcony of the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the suffragist organization. On that day Tennessee became the thirty-sixth state to ratify the proposed Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, thereby completing the amendment's ratification and giving women the right to vote.