The Nineteenth Amendment was passed by Congress June 4, 1919, but it was not ratified until August 18, 1920. Although women helped during the Civil War, but the 14th Amendment that guaranteed all American men in the nation to vote excluded women.Through many struggles and hardships, women finally granted their right to vote during WWI. While men were fighting the war overseas, women at home provided tremendous support to help the nation. From then the society’s gender norm started to shift. Section 1 of the 19th Amendment: 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. Section 2: Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.