The Topeka State Journal. (Topeka, Kan.) August 18, 1920

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Title

The Topeka State Journal. (Topeka, Kan.) August 18, 1920

Description

The main headline for this issue is "Tennessee Ratifies Suffrage Amendment/Seventeen Million Women of Country Granted Right to Vote for President in November Election by Action Today." Two different stories follow:
"Motion Made to Reconsider/ Will have right of way in Tennessee House Thursday/ Suffragists Confident 'Antis' Last Attempt Will Fail/ Wild Scenes in Chamber/ Almost Fist Fight Between Two Legislators /Certify Ratification Next Step, If Reconsideration Fails."

A detailed discussion of the legislative events in Tennessee which led to the passage of the federal suffrage amendment.
"Kansas Started Partial Suffrage/ Legislature Struck Out Word 'Male' in 1874/ Since then several states Have Acted Independently/ Began Before Revolution/ Maryland Woman Demanded Voice in Assembly in 1647/ Nineteenth Amendment Monument to Susan B. Anthony."

The article details the history of votes for women in the United States, citing Kansas as the first state to attempt to give partial suffrage. The article delves into the history of the women's suffrage movement, including Margaret Brent, Abigail Adams, and the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention.

Date

1920-08-18

Subject

Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Bratton, Robert W.
Brent, Margaret, approximately 1601-1670
Burn, Harry Thomas, 1895-1977
Constitutional amendments--Ratification
National American Woman Suffrage Association
Shawnee County (Kan.)--Newspapers
Topeka (Kan.)--Newspapers
Walker, Seth M., 1892-1951
Women--Suffrage--Tennessee

Publisher

Topeka, Kan : F.P. MacLennan

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas

Original Format

Newspapers

Physical Dimensions

8 p. ; 46.5 x 54 cm.

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