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August 1918


The New York Times, August 3, 1918 – President Wilson writes to Senator David Baird of New Jersey urging him to vote for the Suffrage Amendment. The senator has not stated his position on suffrage. read clipping


The New York Times, August 7, 1918 – Front Page – Forty-eight women, from the National Woman’s Party, are arrested for demonstrating in Lafayette Square, across from the White House. Despite President Wilson’s recent support of the Suffrage Amendment, they accuse him of delaying suffrage. All of the women are released on bail. read clipping


The New York Times, August 8, 1918 – Senator Baird disagrees with President Wilson that settling the suffrage question is vital to winning the war. read clipping


The New York Times, August 8, 1918 – A court hearing is delayed for the forty-eight women arrested for demonstrating, without a permit, in Lafayette Square. read clipping


The New York Times, August 9, 1918 – Several US senators denounce the demonstration of the National Woman’s Party as trying to annoy the president in time of war. Alice Paul says the group had no intention of annoying the president — the demonstration was an appeal to President Wilson to force the members of his own party to vote for suffrage. read clipping

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