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Debates Over Suffrage

Suffrage cartoon, ca. 1917

Suffrage cartoon, ca. 1917

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Maine Historical Society

At the turn of the twentieth century, Maine suffragists were repeatedly defeated by a strong opposition in both the community and in the Legislature.

In 1872, for instance, the Maine Legislature rejected a bill for woman suffrage, and in the following years continued to vote down all other suffrage bills, including those limiting women's right to vote to municipal elections.

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