Category Archives: Woman Suffrage

Celebrate Woman Suffrage This August

On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment, and on August 26, that amendment officially became part of the United States Constitution. Let’s Celebrate Women’s Right To Vote this August – one hundred years … Continue reading

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South Dakota’s Many Campaigns

Woman suffrage emerged as a political issue early in the history of Dakota Territory and later, South Dakota. After fifty years of struggle, the suffrage proponents finally persuaded the male voters to accept women as equals at the ballot box. … Continue reading

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Blogging about Woman Suffrage state campaigns

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution opened voting rights to all citizens, regardless of sex. The amendment became law in 1920. Before that event, fifteen states and Alaska Territory had already enfranchised their female citizens. In my blog, … Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Campaign for Woman Suffrage

“Ceaseless, Unremitting Toil:” The Wisconsin Campaign for Woman Suffrage By Ruth Page Jones The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Adopted on August 18, 1920, after ratification by thirty-six states: “The right of citizens of the United States to … Continue reading

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Why South Dakota and Wisconsin?

Most of my history writing covers topics in either South Dakota or Wisconsin. Why is that? Well, I lived in South Dakota the first twenty-four years of my life, most of that time in my hometown of Plankinton. After high … Continue reading

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New History Career

Since graduating in December of 2015 with a Masters in History, I’ve published a couple articles, attended several conferences, contributed to a book, and gone on the speaker circuit. A small section in my thesis about Woman Suffrage led to … Continue reading

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