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Dakota Datebook: 100 Years of Women Voting

A series about how the effort for women's suffrage roiled North Dakota for years, along with the rest of the country. The 19th Amendment finally became law in 1919, so it's a good time to look back at the characters, their arguments and actions, the defeats, close calls, and victories.

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  • When the Federal Suffrage Amendment passed in the U.S. House and Senate on June 4th, 1919, there were many calls in North Dakota for a special session so…
  • On November 2, 1920, eligible men and women around the country were able to vote equally in the election for the first time. According to the census…
  • Suffragists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns learned about militant protest tactics from suffrage efforts in England. They felt such tactics could help in the…
  • North and South Dakota officially became states on this date in 1889, at a time when suffrage was a hot topic of conversation. The year began with…
  • North Dakota’s 4th Annual Industrial Exposition took place in Bismarck in October 1914, and the city was bustling with activity. The Bismarck Tribune…
  • On this date in 1912, excitement grew as plans were made for Jane Addams to speak in the state.Addams was a well-known suffragist, activist, and social…
  • In 1914, suffragists increasingly campaigned for the right to vote as the election on the matter approached. Speakers of some renown came to North Dakota…
  • On this date in 1914, last minute preparations were underway in Garrison as participants set up for the Garrison Corn Show, which was organized by the…
  • On November 3 of 1914, voters in North Dakota had the opportunity to pass woman’s suffrage, and on this date, suffragists were actively campaigning for…
  • In 1919, suffragists around the country called for special state legislative sessions to gain the necessary majority to ratify it. However, in North…