Vote for Woman Suffrage in November

Anonymous, American, 20th century American

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Members of the decades-long suffragist movement marshaled posters to draw attention to their cause. On August 18, 1920, they won the right for women across the United States to vote with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. As the map illustrated here demonstrates, women were actually granted voting rights in most states in the western half of the country prior to the Nineteenth Amendment, with New York following suit on November 6, 1917. Public opinion was shaped in part by the country’s entry into World War I in April of the same year, when women took on jobs vacated by men fighting on the front lines.

Vote for Woman Suffrage in November, Anonymous, American, 20th century, Lithograph

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