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What Life Was Like in the Roaring Twenties

24/7 Tempo Logo By Colman Andrews of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 2 of 31: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, mandating women's suffrage, was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919. At least 36 state legislatures had to ratify it, and the last of these (Tennessee) complied on Aug. 18, 1920. African-American and Asian-American women still found it difficult if not impossible to exercise their rights, however.

Women gained the legal right to vote for the first time

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, mandating women's suffrage, was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919. At least 36 state legislatures had to ratify it, and the last of these (Tennessee) complied on Aug. 18, 1920. African-American and Asian-American women still found it difficult if not impossible to exercise their rights, however.

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