Massachusetts Ratifies the 19th Amendment

On June 4, 1919 the US Congress approved the 19th Amendment and forwarded it to the states for ratification. Approval by three-fourths of the state legislatures (36) were needed to ratify the amendment in order for it to be enacted.

Massachusetts became the 8th state to ratify the 19th Amendment on June 25, 1919. The 36th state, Tennessee, ratified the Amendment on August 18, 2020. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, and women finally achieved the long-sought right to vote throughout the United States.