Lewiston Evening Journal. (Lewiston, Me.) August 18, 1920

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Lewiston Evening Journal. (Lewiston, Me.) August 18, 1920


Above the masthead of the Lewiston Evening Journal is the large headline "Ratification of Suffrage Completed." There are three articles on the front page about the passage of the federal suffrage amendment:
"Tennessee House Votes for Federal Amendment/ Vote was 50 to 46, Speaker Walker Changing His Vote to Aye in an Attempt to Have Action Reconsidered-He is Privilege to Call it Up Within the Next Two Days"

After two preliminary procedural votes, the House passed the suffrage resolution with a vote of 49 to 47. Before the final tally, House speaker Seth Walker changed his vote to make the vote 50 to 46, which would allow him to bring up a motion to reconsider the resolution. The article delves into the history of the women's suffrage movement, including Margaret Brent, Abigail Adams, and other prominent historical figures.

"Suffrage Leaders Rejoice at Adoption of Amendment" Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, makes a statement reacting the to the passage of the federal suffrage amendment, and announces the formation of the League of Women Voters.

"Maine Women Must Register / Granting Suffrage to Women Does Not Necessitate Special Legislative Session"
Article discusses Maine's decision not to call special legislative session in order to register women to vote, but rather increase the clerical force to manage the increase in women voter registration prior to the next election.




Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818
Auburn (Me.)--Newspapers
Brent, Margaret, approximately 1601-1670
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Constitutional amendments--Ratification
Lewiston (Me.)--Newspapers
National American Woman Suffrage Association
United States--Tennessee
Voter registration
Walker, Seth M., 1892-1951


Lewiston, Me. : N. Dingley, Jr. & Co.






Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine
Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine

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Physical Dimensions

12 p. ; 45 x 57.5 cm.