19th Amendment Stamp
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 4 X 3 inches
Honoring the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote, the US Postal Service issued this stamp in 1998. At the centenary of this historic ratification, a framed version of this postage stamp is a nice piece of decor for home, office or bookshelf.
In 1915, American women were pushing for equal rights, particularly the right to vote in national elections. They lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Finally, Congress passed on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment Joint Resolution of Congress and many other records related to women’s equal rights are preserved and protected in the National Archives.