Suffragettes

TULANE NEWS

Female presidential nominee a long time coming.

July 22, 2016 1:00 PM

by Mary Ann Travis mtravis@tulane.edu

Suffragettes petition for the right to vote in New York in 1917.

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The first national election in which women voted was in November 1920, after the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women suffrage was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. (Library of Congress)

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