At the opening of this volume, suffragists hoped to speed passage of a sixteenth amendment to the Constitution through the creation of Select Committees on Woman Suffrage in Congress. Congress did not vote on the amendment until January 1887. Then, in a matter of a week, suffragists were dealt two major blows: the Senate defeated the amendment and the Senate and House reached agreement on the Edmunds-Tucker Act, disenfranchising all women in the Territory of Utah.... it will be a much more hopeful way of gaining the suffrage than through the action of the less intelligent rank and file of ... of two hundred and fifty dollars, and that legislature passed a law that men who were not worth that amount should be anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: When clowns make laws for queens, 1880-1887|
|Author||:||Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ann Dexter Gordon|
|Publisher||:||Rutgers University Press - 2006|