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Prolog - The 1916 Election  Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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The 1916 Election Campaign


The New York Times, June 7, 1916 – The Congressional Union creates the
Woman’s Party and joins forces with NAWSA to lobby the Republican National
Convention in Chicago to adopt suffrage for women, as part of the Republican
presidential campaign platform. (Later, the Woman's Party will be renamed
the National Woman's Party.) read clipping


The New York Times, June 8, 1916 – Editorial – The New York Times,
which believes suffrage is a states’ rights issue, questions the reason for a
national suffrage campaign. read clipping


The New York Times, June 9, 1916 – In their platform, the Republicans
endorse suffrage for women on a state-by-state basis. read clipping


The New York Times, June 11, 1916 – The Republicans nominate Charles
Evans Hughes for president. read clipping


The New York Times, June 15, 1916 – President Woodrow Wilson is
running for re-election, and both Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt turn
their attention to the inclusion of suffrage in the platform to be adopted at
the Democratic National Convention. On the opening day of the convention,
NAWSA creates a “golden lane” of over 4,000 women dressed in summer
white gowns and wearing gold, over-the-shoulder sashes
inscribed with

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