Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Decades of suffrage supporters did everything from marching and lecturing to protesting and illegal voting - civil disobedience that led to the right we take for granted.Prior to the amendment's passage, 9 western states had such legislation by 1912.
The movement received a major boost when President Woodrow Wilson gave his support to the amendment. The House of Representatives passed the amendment in 1919 and the Senate followed suit shortly thereafter. A Constitutional Amendment requires 3/4 of the states to agree to its addition. That happened on August 18, 1920... 100 years ago.
All U.S. citizens should register and vote this November - men and women alike. "Your vote is your voice."