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Women vote around 1917 in New York. Some states had the right to vote before the 19th Amendment.
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Effie Hobby's Story : When women got the right to vote, Effie was 23, and she made sure that she would vote. The presidential election was between Republican Warren G. Harding and Democrat James M. Cox. Effie voted for Harding, who won the election to become the twenty-ninth president of the United States.
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To find articles by a nominee for the Supreme Court, use Google Scholar and set radio button to Articles. This may take you to HeinOnline. Use that first if you have access, or ask a librarian to log you into the Social Law Library. The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries is another source, either in person at one of the 17 law library locations, or asking online.
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