Women's suffrage is the right of women to vote and to run for office. By the end of the 19th century, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming had enfranchised women after effort by the suffrage associations at the state level. During the beginning of the 20th century, as women's suffrage faced several important federal votes, a portion of the suffrage movement known as the National Women's Party led by suffragist Alice Paul became the first "cause" to picket outside the White House. After years of opposition, Wilson changed his position in 1918 to advocate women's suffrage as a war measure. The ke

Women's suffrage is the right of women to vote and to run for office. By the end of the 19th century, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming had enfranchised women after effort by the suffrage associations at the state level. During the beginning of the 20th century, as women's suffrage faced several important federal votes, a portion of the suffrage movement known as the National Women's Party led by suffragist Alice Paul became the first "cause" to picket outside the White House. After years of opposition, Wilson changed his position in 1918 to advocate women's suffrage as a war measure.  The ke Stock Photo
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Women's suffrage is the right of women to vote and to run for office. By the end of the 19th century, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming had enfranchised women after effort by the suffrage associations at the state level. During the beginning of the 20th century, as women's suffrage faced several important federal votes, a portion of the suffrage movement known as the National Women's Party led by suffragist Alice Paul became the first "cause" to picket outside the White House. After years of opposition, Wilson changed his position in 1918 to advocate women's suffrage as a war measure. The key vote came on June 4, 1919, when the Senate approved the amendment by 56 to 25 after four hours of debate, during which Democratic Senators opposed to the amendment filibustered to prevent a roll call until their absent Senators could be protected by pairs. It was ratified by sufficient states in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibited state or federal sex-based restrictions on voting Photograph original captioned: Unknown photographer, Women's Suffrage Parade on Fifth Avenue, 1913. Fifth Avenue was the scene of the largest suffrage parades in the country.