Woman Suffrage

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Woman Suffrage
Description necessary step in the march of human progress. "Men need women as a civilizing influence and without them we will sink into a lowly state of humanity." B.H. Roberts warned that if women permitted themselves to be dragged Into the political arena, they would fall from their high pinnacle. as wives and mothers. Cardinal James Gibbons said. "Wives, you are queens of the domestic kingdom, so retain that empire, shun the political arena, beware of unsexing yourselves. The queenly areola that encircles your brow will fade away. Your domestic empire will be at a standstill. The refined wife and mother should not put her foot in the filthy stream of politics." Orson F. Whitney maintained that the ennobling Influence of women would "someday help to bum and purge all that is base and unclean in politics. 1 regard it as a lever by which the Almighty is lifting up this fallen world, lifting It near to the throne or Its creator," he said. Another sister, writing from Manti, put it this way: "Many of our opponents seem to think if the Woman's Bill becomes a law that all women, regardless of home duties or qualifications for office, will speedily degenerate into the most contemptible class of God's creatures, office seekers. Now from my knowledge of our virtues and their aims and purposes, a greater fallacy does not exist. Certainly not one woman in a hundred can leave her home to perform the duties pertaining to public office. But we wish to feel that we have the right to hold positions of public trust where we are mentally and morally capable and when we represent the will of a majority of our fellow citizens" {Carol Lynn Pearson. The Flight and the Nest. p. 78). The Issue of Woman Suffrage was finally put to a public vote and won by a great majority, and then It became a clause in the new constitution. It was accepted by the National Government, and Utah became the third state In the United States to recognize women's right to vote. There was reason for a great celebration everywhere in Utah. Sources: Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Lesson for February. 1996. Compiled by Jean S. Greenwood. The Flight and the Nest. Carol Lynn Pearson. 1975. 17
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326789
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