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Woman Suffrage in Colorado

Document 3

Caroline Nichols Churchill (1833-1926) published a women's rights newspaper named The Colorado Antelope and later The Queen Bee.

       If women cannot accomplish this [woman suffrage], then there is no hope for popular institutions. By the people for the people is once more a demonstrated failure, and the priest once more stands hand in hand with the moneyed powers of the earth to smother and destroy the aspirations of the masses that a few may live in luxury with women, song and wine, while the masses, are enslaved . . .Every woman in the land should be astir in preparation for the coming election. The emancipation of the women of the country simply means the dawn of a golden era. Better conditions for every man, woman and child. These things are not to be achieved without work, but this is our opportunity and we should be glad of health and strength with which to work in such a cause.

--Excerpt from Caroline Nichols Churchill, "Woman's Suffrage,"
The Queen Bee, 26 April 1893

5. What did Churchill think a failure to pass woman suffrage would mean?

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6. What did Churchill think would happen if woman suffrage were passed?

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