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On December 11, 1917, Alice Wadsworth, President of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, sent this petition to Congress arguing against a constitutional amendment that would grant women the right to vote. Mrs. Wadsworth argued that, “It would be an official endorsement of nagging as national policy.” Despite opposition such as this, Congress passed a joint resolution proposing the 19th Amendment in June of 1919. The 19th Amendment was ratified by the states on August 18, 1920.

Memorial of Alice Wadsworth of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, 12/11/1917, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives (ARC 595295)

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    Ms. Wadsworth argued...vote because ‘it...national policy.’
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    Also too, socialism.
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    ha ha she nagged about nagging.
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    Grendel attends a women’s college. Grendel finds this hilarious.
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