Women’s suffragists began to fight for their right to vote in the 1840s. When the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920, women finally gained the right to vote.
The National Archives has some primary sources relating to women's suffrage.
The National Park Service has a list of 20 suffragists to know.
Our Learning Guide on Women's History has further information on individual suffragists.
History is filled with many pioneering women who made their mark in politics. Some are discussed below.
Milestones for Women in American Politics is an interactive timeline produced by Rutgers and the Center for American Women in Politics.
The Center for American Women in Politics features a great deal of information about women in politics, including information on candidates and women voters.
Women in Congress is an exhibit from the History, Art, & Archives office of the House of Representatives that provides profiles and historical information about women in Congress.
Status of Women in the States includes information about women's political participation throughout the United States.