‘Remember the Ladies’... [we] ‘will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.”

Universal suffrage came during a time of widespread heartache. The movement to win the vote for women, already in its vigor, was nearly toppled by a deadly Spanish Flu pandemic that walloped the country. It killed 675,000 Americans between January 1918 and December of 1920, according to historical accounts. Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters, said “This new affliction is…

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