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Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York Votes for Women! The Woman's Reason

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08963 Author/Creator: Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York Place Written: New York, New York Type: Broadsides Date: circa 1915 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: List of arguments for why women should be allowed to vote, including "Because women must obey the laws just as men do, They should vote equally with men. Because women pay taxes just as men do, thus supporting the government, They should vote equally with men. Because women suffer from bad government just as men do...Because women are citizens of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and women are people, they should vote equally with men."

People: Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York

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

Keywords/Subjects: Progressive Era, Government and Civics, Suffrage, Women's History, Election, Law, Taxes or Taxation, US Constitution

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform