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TIMELINE: Women gained the right to vote 96 years ago today

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9th February 1913: A banner advertising a talk on the Women's Suffrage Movement by Jane Addams and others at Carnegie Hall in New York. (Photo by Paul Thompson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Women advertised a talk on the Women’s Suffrage Movement by Jane Addams and others at Carnegie Hall in New York on Feb. 9 1913. (Photo by Paul Thompson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Wednesday marks the 96th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The day was more than just words being added on to the end of a legal document; the day was the culmination of a decades long fight by women determined to gain the right to vote.

Women across America were able to cast their very first vote in the 1920 presidential election, but it was a long road to get there. Women lobbied, wrote, marched and were even arrested to achieve 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.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Click through below to see how the amendment was passed: