For win the right to vote, it required a longthy and difficult struggle. Victory took decades of agitation and protest. In 1800, womens organized petitions to win the right to vote but finally the amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1878. 9 westens states adopted women suffrage in 1912. New York adopted women suffrage in 1917.
On May 21st 1919, the House of Representatives passed the amendment, and 2 weeks later the Senate followed. Tennessee became the 36th state to adopt the admendment. Secretary of State Bainbridg Colby certified the ratification on August 26th 1920.