The 19th Amendment prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.
The Nineteenth's Ratification
1920 - 1922
It was ratified on August 18, 1920.
1940 - 1960
Only 3% of African Americans were allowed to vote in the South.
Jim Crow laws, literacy tests, and poll taxes are to keep African-Americans from voting.
Voting Rights Achieved
1965 - 2013
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law, removing political barriers from participation of racial and ethnic minorities, prohibiting any election practice that denies the right to vote to anyone because of race.