Leaflet : The Equal Suffrage League of Baltimore. Proposed amendment to the Baltimore City Charter. [Circa 1909-1910]

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Title

Leaflet : The Equal Suffrage League of Baltimore. Proposed amendment to the Baltimore City Charter. [Circa 1909-1910]

Description

Language proposed by the Equal Suffrage League of Baltimore to give the right to vote to every Baltimore resident, male or female, over the age of 21, provided that they:
"possess any one of the following qualifications, to wit: (a) If such person is qualified to vote for members of the House of Delegates; or (b) if he or she can read of write, from dictation, any paragraph or sentence of more than five lines contained in the Constitution of Maryland; or (c) if he or she is assessed with property in said city to the amount of $300 and has paid taxes thereon for at least two years preceding the election at which he or she offers to vote."
The bill was defeated. The Maryland legislature did not amend the state constitution to allow women to vote until after the 19th amendment was passed in 1920. Maryland finally ratified the amendment on May 29, 1941.

Date

[Circa 1909-1910]

Subject

Citizenship
Constitutional amendments
Equal Suffrage League of Baltimore
Literacy
Maryland. Constitution (1910)
Maryland. General Assembly. House of Delegates
United States--Maryland--Baltimore
Women--Suffrage--Maryland

Creator

Equal Suffrage League of Baltimore

Publisher

Baltimore, MD : Equal Suffrage League of Baltimore

Format

1 p.

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1000.92

Original Format

Fliers (printed matter)

Physical Dimensions

14 x 15 cm.

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