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April 1919


The New York Times, April 7, 1919 Even without the Federal Suffrage Amendment, over twelve million women will be allowed to vote in the next presidential election twice the number who could vote in the 1916 election. The political leaders believe that women and soldiers will be the swing voters who could determine the next president. read clipping

The New York Times, April 11, 1919 Front Page The International Woman Suffrage Council meets with the League of Nations Commission and asks that the principle of suffrage for women be recognized in the covenant of the League of Nations. read clipping

The New York Times, April 12, 1919 Front Page President Wilson urges acceptance of the Monroe Doctrine by the League of Nations. Lady Aberdeen introduces several issues of concern to women. read clipping

The New York Times, April 13, 1919 The full Commission of the League of Nations receives a delegation of seven women from the International Woman Suffrage Council. President Wilson presides over the meeting. The women say the League should be democratic and representative, and that women should be equally eligible with men to become delegates. And, the women ask the full League to recognize the principle of suffrage for women. They also ask the League to suppress the sale of women and children, and to establish international bureaus for hygiene and education. read clipping

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