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Lincoln Said Women Should Vote

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09103 Author/Creator: Place Written: Seattle, Washington Type: Printed document Date: 1910 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Washington woman suffrage poster, featuring Abraham Lincoln's quote, "I go for all sharing the priviledges of government who assist in bearing its burdens, by no means excluding women."


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Reform Movement, Election, US Constitutional Amendment, Government and Civics, Women's History, Presidents, Suffrage, Progressive Era

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform