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January, 1918   Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


The New York Times, January 6, 1918 – A special election in Binghamton, New York gives women their first opportunity to vote in New York. read clipping


The New York Times, January 7, 1918 – Forty years to the day after the Federal Suffrage Amendment was first introduced to Congress, the US House will vote on the amendment on January 10. Representative Cantrill of Kentucky warns his fellow Southern Democrats that they could lose control of their committee chairmanships in the US House, if they vote against women's suffrage. He reminds the Democrats that the suffrage states in the West were responsible for re-electing President Wilson and giving the Democrats the majority in the House and Senate. read clipping


The New York Times, January 8, 1918 – Although concerns continue about giving women suffrage during wartime, an analysis of the vote in New York shows that the majority of soldiers voted in favor of suffrage. read clipping


The New York Times, January 8, 1918 – Editorial – The editor of The Times discusses Representative Cantrill’s warning to the Southern Democrats regarding the upcoming vote on suffrage. read clipping


The New York Times, January 9, 1918 – The House Woman Suffrage Committee reports favorably on the Suffrage Amendment. It is expected that most of the representatives, from the states where women can already vote, will vote for the Amendment. read clipping

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