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Celebrating Women and the Vote

WASHINGTON, DC –After seventy-two years of campaigning, lobbying, hunger strikes, imprisonments, and appeals to rigid government officials—including President Woodrow Wilson—women—50% of the population–got the right to vote. The American Bar Association called it “the largest expansion of democracy in the history of our country.” On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State, Bainbridge Colby…

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