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Collection of broadsides and pamphlets mainly supporting, some opposing, the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting American women the right to vote in federal elections. Broadsides and Pamphlets from state campaigns for the 19th Amendment make up the bulk of this collection with several broadsides opposing woman's suffrage. The 19th Amendment guarantees American women the right to vote, also known as suffrage. Our collection of broadsides and pamphlets derive from the period between 1919-1920 when the 19th amendment passed the House of Representatives and the Senate and was sent to the states for ratification by a 2/3 majority. The first states to ratify were Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, New York and Ohio. By March 1920, 35 states had ratified the woman's suffrage amendment. The Southern states held out against ratification, but on August 18, 1920, when Tennessee voted for ratification, the necessary majority of states was reached and American women gained th
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