The U.S. House of Representatives passes the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution with 42 votes to spare and sends it along to the Senate where it will pass 56-25 then sent on to the states for ratification. The states will ratify the amendment next year.
The 19th Amendment guarantees suffrage to women and 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."
The text of the 19th Amendment was originally written by suffrage activists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Called the "Anthony" amendment, it first was introduced into the Congress by Senator Aaron A. Sargent of California in 1878. Obviously it failed to win enough support at that time.
It wasn't considered by Congress again until 1914 and, once agin, it was rejected. President Woodrow Wilson has made as a specific point of pushing for the 19th Amendment to be ratified before the 1920 general elections. With his help, it's being passed by Congress and will be sent to the states.