(verb) to end or stop; to completely do away with something
Congress abolished Utah women’s voting rights with the passage of the Edmunds-Tucker Act in 1887.
(verb) to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or not arguing
Those who do not vote acquiesce to the outcome of elections.
(noun) a person who uses or supports strong actions to make changes in politics/society
Alice Paul was a national suffragist and women’s rights activist who was arrested seven times and put in prison three times.
(noun) a person who works for a cause or group
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were advocates of women’s suffrage.
(verb) to support or argue for a cause or policy
(noun) an organization that is a chapter (or part of) of a larger organization
Utah had affiliates, or chapters, of the larger National American Women’s Suffrage Association throughout the state.
(noun) a change in the words or meaning of a law or document (such as a constitution)
The 19th Amendment in the U.S. Constitution grants women voting rights.
(noun) Drawing a comparison between two unlike things to make a point. Cartoonists often compare a complex situation to a familiar situation.
(noun) Elevating a person to the rank of a god
My sister is the apotheosis of sisterhood.
(noun) The ideal example
Snickers is the apotheosis of candy bars.
(noun) a ticket or piece of paper used to vote
Seraph Young was the first woman in the modern United States to cast a ballot in an election.
(verb) to persuade someone to do something by making promises or saying nice things
The politician cajoled potential voters into voting for him by making big promises.
(noun) a series of events designed to influence voters in an election
Suffragists like Susan B. Anthony led the campaign for women’s voting rights.
(verb) to take part in a series of events to influence voters
Suffragists campaigned for women’s voting rights.
(noun) an official who is in charge of a government department or part of a government department
LuAnn Adams was the first woman appointed to be Utah’s agriculture commissioner.
(verb) to agree
Most delegates at the Utah State Constitutional Convention concurred that women’s suffrage be included in the proposed constitution.
(noun) a representative who votes on behalf of others
Susa Young Gates was one of many delegates representing the women of Utah at national suffrage conventions.
(noun) to publicly state that someone or something is wrong or bad
Susan B. Anthony denounced legislation that took away Utah women’s voting rights.
(verb) to give up doing something
In 1890, the LDS Church disavowed, or ended, the practice of polygamy.
(noun) To take away someone’s right to vote
The Edmunds-Tucker Act caused the disfranchisement of Utah women.
(adjective) relating to Christian church or clergy
Many non-Mormons worried about that the Utah government had too much ecclesiastical influence.
(verb) to free a person from someone else’s power
Anti-polygamists wanted to emancipate women in polygamous marriages.
(verb) to give power to someone, including legal power
The 19th Amendment empowered women with voting rights.
(noun) To give someone the right to vote
Emmeline B. Wells was a Utah leader involved in the enfranchisement of women.
(noun) Overdoing or emphasizing certain physical characteristics and/or attributes
(adjective) providing a quick and easy way to solve a problem
Anti-polygamists believed that granting Utah women voting rights was expedient to ending polygamy.
(adj) very happy and excited
Many were exultant when the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, granting women voting rights.
(n) the right to vote
The 19th Amendment granted the franchise to women.
(v) to give the right to vote
The 19th Amendment franchised women.
(noun) (in this context) individuals who were not Mormon
The Transcontinental Railroad brought many Gentiles to Utah.
(verb) to come to a country to live there
Many early Utah suffragists immigrated to Utah from other countries. For example, Martha Hughes Cannon immigrated from Wales.
(adj) impossible to remove or forget
Susan B. Anthony’s efforts made an indelible impression on the women’s suffrage movement.
(verb) Identifying who someone is or what an object/place is for the reader through a label or caption.
(verb): to try to influence government officials to make decisions for or against something.
Anti-polygamists lobbied Congress to make polygamy illegal.
(noun) being married to only one person at a time
Anti-polygamists felt that monogamy, not polygamy, was moral.
Franklin S. Richards and Emily S. Richards were in a monogamous marriage.
(adjective) city or town government
Women in Utah first voted in a municipal election in Salt Lake City.
(adjective) evil or immoral
Anti-polygamists believed that polygamy was very nefarious and worked to get rid of it.
(verb) to formally propose someone for a position or political office
Sarah Kimball was nominated and elected as the first president of the Utah Women’s Suffrage Association.
(verb) to make it so something has no legal power
The law was nullified by the court, so people no longer had to obey it.
(noun) speaking to groups of people in a way that is effective
His oratory skills were top-notch, so he spoke at many events.
(noun) a written document that people sign to show that they want a person or organization to do or change something
Suffragists wrote petitions to convince lawmakers to pass a women’s suffrage amendment.
(verb) to ask a person, group, or organization for something in a formal way
Anti-polygamists petitioned Congress to pass anti-polygamy legislation.
(noun) giving money and time to help make life better for other people
The family’s philanthropy made it possible for a new library to be built.
(noun): The official beliefs and goals of a political party or candidate.
She was elected on a platform of collaboration.
(noun) A marriage system in which a person is married to more than one person at a time.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints practiced polygamy, in which some husbands had more than one living wife.
(noun) sections that a town or city is divided into when people vote in an election
Before voting, she needed to figure out in which precinct she belonged.
(verb) to make official by voting for and signing (a constitutional amendment)
In August 1920, the 19th Amendment granting women’s voting rights was ratified by three-fourths of the states.
to give back someone’s right to vote
“Re” = to do again
The re-enfranchisement of Utah women occurred when Utah attained statehood.
(verb) to end officially; to say officially that (something) is no longer valid
The Edmunds-Tucker Act rescinded women’s suffrage in Utah.
(verb) to make something invalid
U.S. Congress revoked Utah women’s voting rights in 1887.
(verb) to officially accept or allow something
The LDS Church sanctioned women’s suffrage, supporting efforts made by women to win back their voting rights.
(adj) not religious
Many Utah women participated in both religious and secular organizations.
(noun) a law
Utah suffragists fought to include a statute guaranteeing women’s suffrage in the Utah State Constitution.
(noun) a speech that is made many times by a politician who is traveling to different places during a campaign for election
The candidate made several stump speeches across the state, repeating her views.
(noun) The right to vote in a political election
During the women’s suffrage movement, women fought for and won the right to vote in political elections.
(noun) a person who worked to get voting rights for women
Suffragists fought for women’s voting rights.
(noun) An object that stands for itself and a larger concept or idea.
(noun) a of the part of the United States that is not a state
Utah was a U.S. territory, not a state, until 1896.