• "With my compliments, madam"

    This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee, hat held in one hand, offering a woman the ballot box with his other hand. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote…

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  • Proclamation by League of Women Voters in support of women paying the same poll tax as men

    League of Women Voters of Tennessee

    The League of Women Voters asserted in this proclamation that the women of Tennessee should be treated equally with men in the matter of suffrage. Since men in Tennessee were required to pay a poll ta…

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  • House Joint Resolution 16, 1915

    Tennessee. House of Representatives

    This resolution was to amend Article IV, Section 1 of the Tennessee Constitution to allow women to vote for members of the General Assembly and other civil officers for the county or district in which…

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  • Public Chapter 139, 1919

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This act granted Tennessee women the right to vote in presidential and municipal elections. It also granted women the right to participate and vote in certain matters and elections and prescribed the…

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  • House Bill 1165, 1917

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This bill amended the Charter of the Town of Lookout Mountain to allow women over the age of twenty-one to vote in the town's municipal elections. The bill also stipulated that "one of the three schoo…

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  • House Bill 67, 1917

    Tennessee. House of Representatives

    This bill would have granted women in Tennessee the right to vote in presidential, vice-presidential, and municipal elections. It was passed by the House of Representatives on January 19, 1917, but fa…

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  • Transcript of discussion in the Tennessee Senate on Senate Joint Resolution 1

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This typed transcript, filed with the original senate joint resolution, chronicles discussion in the Tennessee Senate related to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to grant women the right to vote…

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  • Senate Joint Resolution 1, 1920

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This joint resolution of the 61st General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to ratify the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for women's suffrage was the source of…

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  • Letter from Abby Crawford Milton to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Milton, Abby Crawford

    Abby Crawford Milton, president of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Association, wrote to invite the governor to the opening session of the first convention of the Tennessee Women Voters League. She worri…

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  • Telegram from Sue Shelton White to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    White, Sue Shelton, 1887-1943

    Sue Shelton White, chairman of the Tennessee branch of the National Woman's Party, earnestly requested that the governor issue a proclamation for a special session of the state legislature to ratify t…

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