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Here are the suffrage anniversaries we'll commemorate this week, our latest book recommendations, and more.
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Wyoming gained statehood, becoming the first state with equal voting rights for women, on July 10, 1890.

Wyoming gained statehood, becoming the first state with equal voting rights for women, on July 10, 1890. Women in Wyoming Territory had already had voting rights since 1869.
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men and women are created equal.” -Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1848

In the Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton expanded the vision of the founding fathers, declaring that all men and...
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New Jersey was the only state in the Union with votes for women in 1776.


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Missouri ratified the 19th Amendment on July 3, 1919.


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Iowa ratified the 19th Amendment on July 2, 1919.

 
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Better late than never! South Carolina ratified the 19th Amendment on July 1, 1969.

The Nineteenth Amendment had become law in 1920.
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Texas ratified the 19th Amendment on June 28, 1919.


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Illinois became the first state east of the Mississippi where women could vote for president on June 26, 1913.

Illinois became the first state east of the Mississippi where women could vote for president on June 26, 1913 (but women still didn’t have equal voting rights with men).
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Massachusetts ratified the 19th Amendment on June 25, 1919.


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Pennsylvania ratified the 19th Amendment on June 24, 1919.


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Kansas, New York & Ohio ratified the 19th Amendment on June 16, 1919.


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Better late than never! Louisiana ratified the Nineteenth Amendment on June 11, 1970.

The Nineteenth Amendment had become law in 1920.
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