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October 1918


The New York Times, October 1, 1918 – Front Page – President Wilson goes to the Senate to urge passage of the Federal Suffrage Amendment. Both Carrie Chapman Catt and Dr. Anna Howard Shaw are pleased with the president’s actions. read clipping


The New York Times, October 1, 1918 – Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, who had been considered against suffrage for women, accompanies her husband to the US Senate for his speech on suffrage. The suffragists consider this an encouraging sign. The president’s daughters have been pro-suffrage. read clipping


The New York Times, October 2, 1918 – The US Senate votes on the Suffrage Amendment, but it falls two votes short of a two-thirds majority of the eighty-four senators who are present. The vote is fifty-four for the amendment and thirty against. The sponsor of the Amendment, Senator Jones of New Mexico, then changes his vote for the amendment to be against the amendment. This is a procedural move, which will allow him to bring up the measure for reconsideration later. A senator, who votes with the winning side, can ask for a subsequent revote. Not counting Senator Jones, twenty Democrats and ten Republicans voted against the suffrage measure. read clipping

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