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Two weeks after Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, Alice Paul led a delegation to the White House for suffragists’ first-ever meeting with a US President. It did not go well. 🧵 They were seeking Wilson’s support for suffrage. Their ask: that he mention…

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Two amendments were added to the Constitution in 1913. Two. While women were scraping to get a federal suffrage amendment out of committee, Congress ratified the 16th & 17th Amendments. Without peeking, can you identify them?

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Unsurprisingly, DailySuffragist readers know their amendments. As 62% of you knew, the 16th Amdt allowed Congress to levy a direct income tax. They needed to amend the Constitution to repudiate a Supreme Court decision that blocked a progressive tax…

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Ida B. Wells could vote for President years before Alice Paul or Carrie Chapman Catt. How? Read on Changing state constitutions is hard. Who votes & who doesn’t is determined by each state; big changes almost always need constitutional amendment.…

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Passage of the 16th & 17th Amdts in 1913 - especially the 17th, which expanded voting rights over opposition from the deep south - proved a federal amendment strategy was viable. So Alice Paul & Lucy Burns spent a hot July plotting to force…

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On July 31, 1913, suffragists commandeered the Senate floor for more than two hours. It was the first time since 1887 that women’s voting rights had been discussed there. How’d they get there? They drove! 🧵 Rosalie Jones’ pilgrimage to Washington for…

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I love this photo, though I doubt the accuracy of its caption. I love that the young African-American man (boy?) is the only one aware of being photographed. I love the woman in the right foreground, mid-sentence. 🧵 The @librarycongress says the…
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