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Unknown Women's right to vote: right not conferred by the 14th amendment

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09753 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: St. Louis, Missouri Type: Newspaper Date: 7 October 1875 Pagination: 8 p. : newspaper ; 57.2 x 47.3 cm

Summary of Content: One newspaper article in the St. Louis Daily Globe dated October 7, 1875. Article describes the supeme court ruling for Minor vs. Happersett which states that the 14th amendment does not apply to women. The opinion, written by Chief Justice Waite, is printed in full. He argues that while women are citizens, citizenry does not guarantee the right to suffrage under the law.

People: Waite, Morrison R., 1816-1888
Minor, Virginia, 1824-1894
Minor, Francis, 1820-1892
Happersett, Reese

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Supreme CourtWomen's HistoryConstitutionSuffrage

Sub Era: The Gilded Age

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