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Washington Equal Suffrage Association. “Uncle Sam’s Newest Girl Baby … He Has Five Daughters Now,” in Votes for Women, vol. 1, no. 11 (December 1910).  Courtesy University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW 28335 (page 1).
Washington Equal Suffrage Association. “Uncle Sam’s Newest Girl Baby … He Has Five Daughters Now,” in Votes for Women, vol. 1, no. 11 (December 1910). Courtesy University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW 28335 (page 1).
The right to vote meant different things to different women—an equal voice, a moral influence, the means to protect the less fortunate. After 1900 various groups realized that these different goals could only be accomplished through the powerful and permanent amending of the nation’s Constitution, which required three-fourths of the states to ratify the amendment. As this cartoon shows, women organized on the state level to accomplish this national goal. In December 1910 the newest daughter arrived – the state of Washington.

 
 
 
 
 

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