State Action

ca. 1915

With this postcard to New York Congressman Homer P. Snyder, Hugh Hughes expressed his opposition to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which would grant women the right to vote. Hughes believed the individual states should set voting requirements rather than the Federal government. Hughes’s plea was ignored as Congress passed a resolution proposing the amendment in 1919, and it was ratified in 1920.

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives Used with the permission of the U.S. House of Representatives


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