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Address to the First Anniversary of the American Equal Rights Association, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, May 9, 1867

Address to the United States Congress, Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National Woman Suffrage Association, November 1917

Constitutional Argument: Speech After Being Convicted of Voting in the 1872 Presidential Election, Susan B. Anthony

The Declaration of the Rights of Woman, Olympe de Gouges, September 1791, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

The Enfranchisement of Women, Harriet Taylor Mill, 1851

The Fundamental Principle of a Republic, speech by Anna Howard Shaw, June 21, 1915

The Injustice of the Federal Suffrage Amendment, Massachusetts Anti-Suffrage Notes, Anti-Suffrage Association, Cambridge, Ma. (1916?)

On the Admission of Women to the Rights of Citizenship, the Marquis de Condorcet, July 1790, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments, 1848, Women's Rights National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792

Women's Equality Day Proclamation by President Barack Obama, signed August 25, proclaiming August 26, 2011 as Women's Equality Day

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Historic Documents page last updated August 1, 2012.

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