Public Ledger. (Philadelphia, Pa.) Vol. 169, no. 147. August 18, 1920

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Title

Public Ledger. (Philadelphia, Pa.) Vol. 169, no. 147. August 18, 1920

Description

This issue contains the article: "Tennessee Vote Last Suffrage Chance for Year / Final action, Probable Today, Prevented Yesterday by Unexpected Adjournment / Winning Side Likely to Get at Least 50 votes / North Carolina Senate Postpones Settlement Until the Session of 1921."

In Tennessee, the lower House of the Tennessee legislature adjourned after three hours of debate with a final vote expected the following day. The article discusses the number of votes required to pass the amendment.

In the Tennessee General Assembly there was also a debate on whether or not the legislature has the right to act on ratification at all since a clause of the state constitution provides that in order for the legislature to pass a proposed amendment, the group must have been elected prior to the submission of the amendment by Congress.

The author also mentions the vote in the North Carolina General Assembly to table the amendment until the next regular session in 1921.

The author incorrectly refers to the Speaker of the House as "Speaker Walton." His last name is Walker.

Date

1920-08-18

Subject

Constitutional amendments--Ratification
Cox, James M. (James Middleton), 1870-1957
Frierson, William L., 1868-1953
North Carolina. General Assembly
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Newspapers.
Tennessee. General Assembly
Walker, Seth M., 1892-1951
Women--Suffrage--North Carolina
Women--Suffrage--Tennessee

Publisher

Philadelphia, Penn. : Public Ledger Co.

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Original Format

Newspapers

Physical Dimensions

22 p. ; 45.5 x 56.5 cm.

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