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"Woman's Rights"

Topic:
Casting Ballots
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Lloyd
Date:
November 25, 1876, p. 960
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Although women could not vote in 19th-century America, they often took a keen interest in politics and participated in political events (see "Women's Role" in Campaigning). From the days of the early republic, the ideal of "republican motherhood" assigned women the vital task of ensuring that their children were educated in the values and practices of good citizenship. In 1848, the women's rights movement gained prominence at the Seneca Falls Convention.
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