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June 1917


The New York Times, June 6, 1917 – The Republicans in the US House of Representatives advocate for the Federal Suffrage Amendment to be discharged from committee and voted on by the full House. read clipping


The New York Times, June 17, 1917 – Sunday Magazine – Alice Hill Chittenden, of the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, says women can help the nation more by improving the efficiency of their household help, rather than backfilling for men who are fighting the war. read clipping


The New York Times, June 21, 1917 – Front Page – President Wilson has characterized the World War as a war to make the world safe for democracy. While members of the Russian war mission are visiting the White House, the suffrage picketers carry a banner saying President Wilson and Russian Envoy Elihu Root are deceiving the Russians by saying America is a democracy. Although the Russian government has committed to suffrage for women, 20 million women in the US are not allowed to vote. Infuriated crowds destroy the suffragists’ banner. read clipping


The New York Times, June 21, 1917 – The British House of Commons votes overwhelming to give women, aged thirty and above, the right to vote. Final passage in the House of Lords is now just a formality. Carrie Chapman

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