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Everything is legal in New Jersey. Including, til 1807 voting by white women who owned property & were unmarried. If married, their legal existence (and property) disappeared into their husband. If Black, they were likely enslaved: NJ clung to…

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Women could vote in Wyoming from 1869, when it was not yet a state. Notably, Wyoming women who joined the voting rolls briefly served on juries. When WY joined the union 21 yrs later, women kept suffrage in the state constitution, pictured here. See…

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In 1893, men in Colorado voted to let women vote - the first time such a thing had ever happened. 16 years earlier a referendum failed in CO - just like in KS, MI, NE, OR, RI, WA & SD. So how'd we finally win? [1/2] #StateOfTheWeek…

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Debate re: amending the Constitution vs a state-by-state strategy continued almost all the way to 1920. By the 19th A's passage, nearly 1/2 the states let women vote at least partially. Long before any part of the country was "flyover territory,"…

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In Utah, suffrage was politically entwined w/polygamy. Women 1st voted in 1870, when UT was a territory seeking to preserve plural marriage vs a hostile federal govt. Giving women the vote demonstrated their independence while enlisting them in…

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Washington becomes a separate territory from Oregon in 1853. At the first meeting of its independent legislature, a man named Arthur Denny proposes “to allow all white females over the age of 18 years to vote.” The bill fails 9-8. #StateOfTheWeek…

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Susan B toured Idaho in the 1880s - on horseback, people! - and western states crusader Abigail Scott Duniway was invited to the speak at the state's founding convention in 1889. Still, it took until 1896, 7 yrs after statehood, for ID to become 4th…

Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -TODAY is the last day to register to vote in Virginia for Nov 5- https---t-co-oITHqSc59y If just 4 state legislative seats flip- VA will be the 38th state to ratify the ERA- That would pay an old debt- VA didn.png
TODAY is the last day to register to vote in Virginia for Nov 5. If just 4 state legislative seats flip, VA will be the 38th state to ratify the ERA. That would pay an old debt: VA didn’t ratify the 19th Amendment until 1952. #StateoftheWeek…

-10- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -My -StateoftheWeek feature is a history of sisyphean effort- From 1867-1918- women lobbied male voters in 56 state referenda- most of them fruitless- The 1st was -Kansas- a disast.png
My #StateoftheWeek feature is a history of sisyphean effort. From 1867-1918, women lobbied male voters in 56 state referenda, most of them fruitless. The 1st was #Kansas, a disaster that pitted white women against black men. Neither won. Women didn't…

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North Dakota is #StateoftheWeek! I took the quiz 👇and learned that ND was the 1st to elect a woman to statewide office. 👏 Find out more about women’s suffrage history in North Dakota! Test your knowledge with this state quiz!…
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