History of Woman Suffrage: 1900-1920 (Google eBook)

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Ida Husted Harper
Fowler & Wells, 1922 - Women
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Page 806 - War of such far reaching national significance as the passage of the suffrage bill in Illinois. This seemed like a prophecy, for since that time Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, said that New York women never could have won their great suffrage victory...
Page 59 - State one year immediately preceding the election at which he offers to vote. Second. He shall have resided in the county, city or town where he shall offer to vote at least sixty days immediately preceding the election.
Page 675 - ... time and place at which such absent electors may vote and for the canvass and return of their votes: Provided further, That the legislature shall have power to pass laws covering qualified electors who may be necessarily absent from other causes than above specified : And provided further, That there shall be no denial of the elective franchise at any election on account of sex...
Page 617 - No convention or General Assembly of this State shall act upon any amendment of the Constitution of the United States proposed by Congress to the several States, unless such convention or General Assembly shall have been elected after such amendment is submitted.
Page 152 - ... could not control the jeering mob, who spat upon the women and roughly handled many of them, but the next day the Inauguration Parade down the same streets was a manifestation of perfect law and order and was in marked contrast to the disgraceful procedure of the day before. The Illinois women wore a uniform regalia of cap and baldric and were headed by a large band led by Mrs. George S. Welles as Drum Major. We had a woman outrider, a young Mrs. Stewart recently converted to the cause, who on...
Page 59 - Every person over the age of twenty-one years, possessing the following qualifications, shall be entitled to vote at all elections. He or she shall be a citizen of the United States, and shall have resided in the state twelve months immediately preceding the election at which he offers to vote, and in the county, city, town, ward or precinct, such time as may be prescribed by law.
Page 149 - ... Tribune show the success of the trip: "Suffragists' tour ends in triumph . . . With mud-bespattered 'Votes for Women' still flying, Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout, leader of the Suffrage automobile crusade, and her party of orators, returned late yesterday afternoon. . . . Men and women cheered the suffragists all the way in from their last stop at Wheaton to the Fine Arts Building headquarters.
Page 155 - ... to every man who had promised to vote for the bill in the House, asking him to be present if possible on Tuesday morning as the suffrage bill was to be voted upon Wednesday, June llth, and we would feel safer to have our friends on hand early. When the morning of June llth came there was suppressed excitement at the Capitol. The Captains previously requested to be on hand were there rounding up their men and reporting if any were missing. We immediately called up those who were not there, and...
Page 152 - Booth's official report to the State convention, held in the fall of 1913 at Peoria, she said: "As we failed to introduce the form of bill approved by the Progressives' constitutional lawyers they introduced it, and it required considerable tact to allay their displeasure and induce them to support our bill." Medill McCormick, one of the leading Progressives in the Legislature, helped greatly in straightening out this tangle. He was a faithful ally of the suffrage lobby and rendered invaluable assistance....
Page 206 - ... training of the youth to realize the duties, rights, and privileges of citizenship; and WHEREAS, The ability adequately to accomplish this work demands not only the knowledge of the functions of citizenship, but also the right to exercise them, be it Resolved, That the Association believes in and urges the granting of the right of suffrage to the women of the United States. WHEREAS, In spite of the fact that our schools have met well the social and economic problems which have confronted us to...

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