woman suffrage


Definition of woman suffrage

: possession and exercise of suffrage by women

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Let’s harness the energy and excitement of the woman suffrage centennial to improve and expand voting rights for all. Elaine Weiss, Time, "99 Years After Women’s Suffrage, the Fight for the Vote Continues," 26 Aug. 2019 The petulant pant suit is teaming up with Steven Spielberg, whoever that is, to produce a documentary on the woman suffrage movement. Fox News, "Gutfeld: Be nicer. It will drive your enemies nuts," 5 Aug. 2018 The group hopes to have their dream actualized by August 2020, the centennial of women suffrage in the United States. Natalina Lopez, Town & Country, "There Are No Female Statues in Central Park—and One Group Has Vowed to Change That," 29 June 2017 This gap enabled women to play a new and indispensible role in the workforce during the crucial period just before the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women suffrage in the United States two years later. Smithsonian, "How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Helped Advance Women’s Rights," 3 Mar. 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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