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100 Years Ago - The Constitution Originally Denies Suffrage to Women

One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote.Though its first sentence begins “we the people,” the U.S. Constitution’s principles didn’t include all…

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October 24, 1861: Voters Approve State of West Virginia

On October 24, 1861, voters formally approved the formation of West Virginia. Many western Virginia residents had been frustrated with the Virginia state…

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