Utah sesquicentennial minus 9

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Utah sesquicentennial minus 9

Description

Happy sesquicentennial Utah!

Women voted in Utah beginning 150 years ago tomorrow - with a gap from 1887-1896. Why?

B/c women's votes were endlessly a political football in the anti-Mormon nat'l politics of the 19th c. Read more from @BetterDays2020 and take a look at...

“By the time Utah’s Legislature ratified the 19th Amendment, Utah women had been voting for a total of 40 years.”

Katherine Kitterman, Historical Director of Better Days 2020, on the 100th anniversary of Utah’s ratification of the 19th amendment.https://t.co/LhMnFiqXSz

— BetterDays2020 (@BetterDays2020) October 2, 2019 >


This 👇petition from an earlier, 1878 Congressional attempt to take the vote away. It reads:

"...whereas a clause in said bill is expressly designed to disfranchise the women of Utah, we deem it our imperative duly to plead in self-defense."

...we verily believe that the passage of the aforementioned bill, in wresting from us every legal means of self-defense would furnish a pretext for the enemies of justice, law and order, to inaugurate a state of things akin to the horrors of the Inquisition...

...do not sanction a retrograde step in our onward progress as a powerful nation, by the disfranchisement of forty thousand legal voters."

#Suffrage100

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Daily Suffragist

Date

13/2/2020

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Daily Suffragist, “Utah sesquicentennial minus 9,” Daily Suffragist, accessed October 3, 2022, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/238.

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