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1. Where did the women’s suffrage movement officially start?
2. What argument was used to persuade the U.S. Congress to consider the 19th Amendment?
3. How many states needed to ratify the amendment before it took effect?
4. Tennessee Gov. A.H. Roberts was reluctant to call a special session to consider ratification of the 19th Amendment until he received a telegram asking him to do so. Who sent that telegram?
5. Carrie Chapman Catt, head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, described the grueling lobbying effort in Tennessee. How did she say activists would remember their time in the Volunteer State?
6. When suffragists and supporters of the movement gathered in Nashville in advance of the ratification vote, which local hotel served as their home base?
7. The fight for women’s suffrage in Tennessee has been referred to as “The War of the Roses.” The anti-ratification forces wore red roses when they lobbied state legislators. What color roses did the pro-suffrage supporters wear?
8. In the final moments of debate on ratification of the 19th Amendment, which Tennessee legislator made an impassionate speech that likely clinched the victory for the pro-suffrage forces? Hint: After leaving public service, he founded the Memphis law firm of Hanover, Hanover & Walsh (now Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh).
9. Harry T. Burn of Niota famously changed his vote at the last minute to support ratification and break a tie in the House of Representatives? What led to his change of mind?
10. What does the phrase “the Sterling 49” refer to?
11. In the days following the vote, legislators opposed to the amendment attempted to keep the House from reconsidering the vote by doing what?
12. Tennessee Gov. A.H. Roberts faced re-election in November after the ratification vote in August. He lost. What did he blame for the defeat?
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