Daily Archives: November 7, 2009

Saturday, 11/07/09, Public Square

hatWomen’s suffrage in the United States was achieved gradually, at state and local levels, during the 19th Century and early 20th Century, culminating in the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, on August 26, 1920, which provided: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

On November 7, 1893, passage of a referendum made Colorado the first state to grant women the right to vote.

The Kansas legislature passed a law in February 1887 giving women in our state the right to vote.



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