Illinois State Register. (Springfield, Ill.) Vol. 85, no. 231. August 18, 1920

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Title

Illinois State Register. (Springfield, Ill.) Vol. 85, no. 231. August 18, 1920

Description

The main headline on the front page is "Suffrage Battle is Won! Tennessee Ratifies Today/ 25 Million Women Are Given Ballot" The paper features photographs of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Susan B. Anthony.

The primary article discusses Tennessee's vote for the woman suffrage amendment by a tally of 50 to 46 after three ballots had been taken. The first two ballots resulted in a tie of 48 to 48. The original tally on the third ballot was 49 to 47 but Speaker Walker changed his vote from "no to aye" which would allow him to bring up a motion to reconsider the resolution.

Additional sections discuss the appeal by the National Woman's Party to Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby to issue a proclamation declaring the ratification so that women could participate in August primaries being held in many states.

Articles on the front page include:
"Suffrage Fight Started in 1848; Illinois First State to Ratify"

"Epitome of Women's Battle for Suffrage" with timeline of major events from 1848 to 1920

"Tennessee's Action Puts State Fight in Turmoil/Await Proclamation by Colby; Will Affect the Primaries" discusses the impact women voters may have on the upcoming elections in Illinois.

Date

1920-08-18

Subject

Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-1950
Constitutional amendments--Ratification
Cox, James M. (James Middleton), 1870-1957
Elections
Illinois--Newspapers
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880
National Woman's Party
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Primaries
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
United States--Illinois
Voter registration
Walker, Seth M., 1892-1951
Women--Suffrage--Tennessee

Creator

International News Service

Publisher

Springfield, Ill. : [State Register Pub. Co.]

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois

Original Format

Newspapers

Physical Dimensions

12 p. ; 45 cm. x 57 cm.

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