United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution secured the right to vote to women.

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Session 5734: 1881-12-16 00:00:00

Senators entering the chamber, debate on the creation of the Select Committee on Woman Suffrage

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To examine the several branches of the Civil Service-Messrs. Sawyer, (chairman,). Saunders, Dawes, Hampton, and Groome.

To make provision for taking the Tenth Census and ascertaining the results thereof-Messrs. Hale, (chairman,) Morrill, Sawyer, McDill, Pendleton, Morgan, and Harris.

To investigate and report the best means of preventing the introduction and spread of Epidemic Diseases-Messrs. Harris, (chairman,) Lamar, Garland, Jonas, Teller, Miller of New York, and Sewell.

To inquire into all Claims of citizens of the United States against the Government of Nicaragua-Messrs. Davis of West Virginia, (chairman,) Groome, Johnston, Hill of Colorado, and Mitchell.

On the bill (S. No. 307) relative to admitting heads of Departments to seats on the floors of Congress-Messrs. Pendleton, (chairman,) Jones of Florida, Morgan, Jackson, Grover, Windom, Hale, Dawes, Plumb, and Hawley.

On the Potomac River Front-Messrs. Ransom, (chairman,) Jones of Nevada, Kellogg, Conger, and Vest.

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