Woman Suffrage Law and Legal Definition

Woman suffrage is the right of women to vote, or exercise of the franchise by women. Earlier, the U.S. constitution had given power to decide who has the right to vote to states. Before 18th century women who had property were allowed to vote. Later this right was taken from them. After a long revolt for the right to vote, women were allowed right to vote by the 19th Amendment to the U.S. constitution in the year 1919. Nineteenth Amendment says “The right 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. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”