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Woman's Party. At its peak, the National Woman's Party is reported to have 50,000 members, while NAWSA forces number over two million. But, even though the National Woman's Party is smaller, their tactics generate more publicity for the suffrage movement.


     When the Susan B. Anthony Amendment again comes up for a vote in Congress in 1918, the political landscape is very different from today. The South is dominated by Democrats, and those Democrats are generally against suffrage for both women and blacks. It takes a Congress, controlled by the party of Lincoln, the Republicans, to ultimately pass the Susan B. Anthony Amendment by the required two-thirds majority.

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