Just One Four-Letter Word: The 1917 New York Constitution’s Women’s Suffrage Amendment

Side by side, Article II, Section I of the New York State Constitution before and after passage of the November 6, 1917 referendum that eliminated the word “male.” On the left, the Constitution as it read in 1915 and on the right, as it read after 1917.

For National History Day contestantsUpcoming — January 30:  Iona College. February 4: Sagamore Hill. March 27: Ephemera Society of America. March 30: TBA April 4: Avon-on-Sea Public Library, Avon CT June 4-6: “Métiers et professions des médias (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles),”  Université de Lausanne. Link to past appearances.

Coming March 2020: Front Pages, Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage, Linda Steiner, Carolyn Kitch, Brooke Kroeger, eds.