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September 1920


The New York Times, September 1, 1920 Front Page The Tennessee House attempts to revoke suffrage. The anti-suffrage legislators, who had fled to Alabama, return to the state capital after some of the pro-suffrage legislators have returned to their homes. With a quorum present for the first time since August 20, the Tennessee House removes all record of the ratification of the Federal Suffrage Amendment, and votes forty-seven to twenty-four, with twenty not voting, to non-concur with the action of the State Senate in ratifying the Amendment. The Tennessee attorney general says it is too late to reconsider the earlier House vote on suffrage. There is legal precedent to indicate a state cannot revoke ratification of Constitutional amendments. read clipping


The New York Times, September 1, 1920 The governor of Maine asks the Legislature to make the changes in state law to allow women to vote in the upcoming election. read clipping


The New York Times, September 2, 1920 The US Secretary of State
says the action by the Tennessee House does not affect ratification of the
Suffrage Amendment. Alice Paul says she is confident that suffrage for
women has been secured. The lawsuit in the District of Columbia Supreme
Court, to delay the Secretary of State from proclaiming the ratification of

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