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suffrage

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Definition the right to vote
  • Although few of the women who pioneered women's suffrage lived long enough vote, the right was finally granted to women in 1920.
suffrage = the right to vote
  • Susan B. Anthony fought for women's political rights, especially suffrage.
  • suffrage = the right to vote
  • 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
  • suffrage = the right to vote
  • If the lesser mind could measure the greater as a foot rule can measure a pyramid, there would be finality in universal suffrage. As it is, the political problem remains unsolved.
    George Bernard Shaw
  • An exact equality of suffrage between the members has also been insisted upon as a leading feature of a confederate government.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton
  • Remember this is the day of equal suffrage.
    London, Jack  --  Michael, Brother of Jerry
  • If this trouble comes to pass, the indiscriminate right of suffrage bestowed upon the masses will be a dangerous weapon in their hands.
    de Balzac, Honore  --  The Country Doctor
  • How did you vote on the suffrage amendment?
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • Like many other former Abolitionists, she became interested in the movement for women's suffrage.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • 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
  • The Suffrage campaign was no doubt to blame.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • The world's far too complicated a place now for universal suffrage and such like.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Child mortality declined by 8-15 percent with the enactment of suffrage laws....
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • That which universal suffrage has effected in its liberty and in its sovereignty cannot be undone by the street.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • This became increasingly possible as universal manhood suffrage became general early in the nineteenth century.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage[167] of the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • 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

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