19th Amendment to the United States Constitution United States Government Government Home Constitution Home Framers of the Constitution Constitution U.S. Presidents Vice Presidents Constitutional Convention Printable Activities Online Activities Supreme Court Cases Legislative Branch Senate House of Representatives 19th Amendment (Amendment XIX) Susan B. Anthony What Does it Say? The rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. What Does it Mean? The 19th Amendment was a landmark amendment which took 40 years to ratify. Known as Woman Suffrage, this amendment gave women the right to vote.