Women's Suffrage


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In 1912 the debate over woman's suffrage was a public one, contested in editorial pages, in political cartoons, in the streets, and in the homes of American families. Both proponents and opponents organized their advocacy, and both sides similarly tried to use their influence whenever and wherever possible. Both sides used logical and emotional arguments, many of which centered around the meaning of American democracy and the importance, and proper use, of women's "unique" qualities. The attached pages will introduce you to the issues and arguments as Americans in 1912 witnessed and experienced them.


Anti-Suffrage Arguments ] [ The Political Process ] [ Pro-Suffrage Arguments ]