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Although few of the women who pioneered women’s suffrage lived long enough vote, the right was finally granted to women in 1920.
  the right to vote
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  • Although few of the women who pioneered women’s suffrage lived long enough vote, the right was finally granted to women in 1920.
  • Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s political rights, especially suffrage.
  • As a rule, I believe in universal, free suffrage, but I believe that in the South we are confronted with peculiar conditions that justify the protection of the ballot in many of the states, for a while at least, either by an education test, a property test, or by both combined; but whatever tests are required, they should be made to apply with equal and exact justice to both races.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Mrs. Livingston remembers three young girls taking a five-year-old to a suffrage parade.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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  • To the Press, for the fair field its honest suffrage has opened to an obscure aspirant.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • That which universal suffrage has effected in its liberty and in its sovereignty cannot be undone by the street.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • So strangely compounded is the feeling of self-love, that the young soldier, while he knew the utter worthlessness of the suffrages of his savage umpires, forgot the sudden motives of the contest in a wish to excel.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • After being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1914, he was absent for the debates on women’s suffrage and Prohibition—two of the biggest political issues of his time.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Here he had need All circumspection: and we now no less Choice in our suffrage; for on whom we send The weight of all, and our last hope, relies.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • He had overseen the drafting of a constitution in 1964, which turned Afghanistan into a democracy, offering universal suffrage and emancipating women.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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  • The world’s far too complicated a place now for universal suffrage and such like.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • A flag, floating from the summit of the temple, proclaimed to mankind that it was ’Sleary’s Horse-riding’ which claimed their suffrages.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The Grand Master had collected the suffrages, and now in a solemn tone demanded of Rebecca what she had to say against the sentence of condemnation, which he was about to pronounce.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • It was rather a choice between suffrage and slavery, after endless blood and gold had flowed to sweep human bondage away.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • This became increasingly possible as universal manhood suffrage became general early in the nineteenth century.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • After all the pentagonal, hexagonal, and whimsical faces, which had succeeded each other at that hole without realizing the ideal of the grotesque which their imaginations, excited by the orgy, had constructed, nothing less was needed to win their suffrages than the sublime grimace which had just dazzled the assembly.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Not a man in town thought it mattered a hoot about women voting, and only two ladies went to the first women’s suffrage meeting Miss Love set up.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • After his remarks upon suffrage he abruptly questioned her about herself.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • First, a modified monarchy, till Arthur’s days were done, then the destruction of the throne, nobility abolished, every member of it bound out to some useful trade, universal suffrage instituted, and the whole government placed in the hands of the men and women of the nation there to remain.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Messages of condolence and sympathy are being hourly received from all parts of the different continents and the sovereign pontiff has been graciously pleased to decree that a special missa pro defunctis shall be celebrated simultaneously by the ordinaries of each and every cathedral church of all the episcopal dioceses subject to the spiritual authority of the Holy See in suffrage of the souls of those faithful departed who have been so unexpectedly called away from our midst.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And what worthier candidate,—more wise and learned, more noted for philanthropic liberality, truer to safe principles, tried oftener by public trusts, more spotless in private character, with a larger stake in the common welfare, and deeper grounded, by hereditary descent, in the faith and practice of the Puritans,—what man can be presented for the suffrage of the people, so eminently combining all these claims to the chief-rulership as Judge Pyncheon here before us?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • …and years; yet the spiritual triumph which he felt in achieving with ease so many fabulous ages of canonical penances did not wholly reward his zeal of prayer, since he could never know how much temporal punishment he had remitted by way of suffrage for the agonizing souls; and fearful lest in the midst of the purgatorial fire, which differed from the infernal only in that it was not everlasting, his penance might avail no more than a drop of moisture, he drove his soul daily through…
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Now it is well enough known, that in all those Cities, the manner of choosing Magistrates, and Officers, was by plurality of suffrages; and (because the ordinary way of distinguishing the Affirmative Votes from the Negatives, was by Holding up of Hands) to ordain an Officer in any of the Cities, was no more but to bring the people together, to elect them by plurality of Votes, whether it were by plurality of elevated hands, or by plurality of voices, or plurality of balls, or beans, or…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • They are chosen by the people as the other magistrates are, by suffrages given in secret, for preventing of factions: and when they are chosen, they are consecrated by the college of priests.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • For want of a portion of such faith, I remember the character of a young lady of quality, which was condemned on the stage for being unnatural, by the unanimous voice of a very large assembly of clerks and apprentices; though it had the previous suffrages of many ladies of the first rank; one of whom, very eminent for her understanding, declared it was the picture of half the young people of her acquaintance.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage[167] of the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • He listens as Lincoln talks of extending suffrage to literate blacks and those who fought for the Union.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Because I am well aware of suffrage, and have no quarrel with a person’s striving for individual freedoms.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • As a girl of sixteen she denounced it while arguing the case for women’s suffrage in her 1913 high scl,00l debate.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Consequently I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage who pay taxes or bear arms (by no means excluding females).
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • An exact equality of suffrage between the members has also been insisted upon as a leading feature of a confederate government.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The lady folks of this town wouldn’t have the vote if it wasn’t for you, fightin’ to give ’cause all that suffrage.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • They think the national government should not be involved with any part of internal administration, and that the States have equal suffrage.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Athens, then, with her universal suffrage, was after all merely an aristocratic republic in which all the nobles had an equal right to the government.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Capitola, Mrs. Ross McGurk, had been opposed to woman suffrage— until she learned that women were certain to get the vote—but she was a complete controller of virtuous affairs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The exception at last becomes the rule, concession follows concession, and no stop can be made short of universal suffrage.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Child mortality declined by 8-15 percent with the enactment of suffrage laws….
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "One admits that the arguments against the suffrage ARE extraordinarily strong," said a girl opposite, leaning forward and crumbling her bread.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Like many other former Abolitionists, she became interested in the movement for women’s suffrage.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • The acceptance of, and continuance hitherto in, the office to which your suffrages have twice called me have been a uniform sacrifice of inclination to the opinion of duty and to a deference for what appeared to be your desire.
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • Indeed a man threw a stone at her at some meeting; and my mother, who had signed an anti-suffrage manifesto, holding that women had enough to do in their own homes without a vote, made kind enquiries through us, of the Dilke’s governess.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • To Jefferson in Paris he wrote, "The new government has my best wishes and most fervent prayers for its success and prosperity; but whether I shall have anything more to do with it, besides praying for it, depends on the future suffrage of freemen."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • ) "Ginger Nut," said I, willing to enlist the smallest suffrage in my behalf, "what do you think of it?"
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • She gave one of her town houses for a Suffrage headquarters, produced one of her own plays at the Princess Theater, was arrested for picketing during a garment-makers’ strike, etc. I am never able to believe that she has much feeling for the causes to which she lends her name and her fleeting interest.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • They say there is no fool like an old fool, but I say there is no fool like a young one; and I am astonished that anyone with a medical degree would allow himself to be imposed upon by such a blatant piece of charlatanism and preposterous tomfoolery as a "Neuro-hypnotic trance," which is second in imbecility only to Spiritism, Universal Suffrage, and similar drivel.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The Suffrage campaign was no doubt to blame.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • [8] The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage; London, 1913, p. 9.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • …when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Problems from States’ Equal Suffrage
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The right of equal suffrage among the States is another exceptionable part of the Confederation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
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