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Woman Suffrage in Colorado

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The following cartoon appeared in a pro-suffrage leaflet published prior to the referendum on woman suffrage in 1893:

Caption: I go for all sharing the privileges of the government who assist in bearing its burdens, by no means excluding women.

A. Lincoln

-- Colorado Equal Suffrage Association Leaflet 5, 1893

7. Why do you think the suffragists chose a picture of Abraham Lincoln to mobilize support for their cause?

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