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Jone Johnson Lewis

Voting Rights for Women Tested and Denied

By November 5, 2012

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In Missouri in 1872, Virginia Minor tried to register to vote, and she sued when the registrar wouldn't allow her registration. The case went to the Supreme Court, which in 1874 decided that women were citizens but that voting was not a necessary part of being a citizen. Read more about this key case in the history of women's rights in America: Minor v. Happersett


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