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Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less: The First Amendment and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Explore how the suffragists embraced the First Amendment as a tool to help achieve passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

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Welcome to one of the largest online collections of primary sources and historical periodicals about the women’s suffrage movement. This collection investigates the suffragists’ pioneering use of the free press and the other First Amendment freedoms, connects their goals to contemporary issues, and provides interactives for students to make their voices heard.

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