1913 – March Footnotes

[1] Carrie Chapman Catt (1859 – 1947) was an American women’s suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920.

[2] Inez Milholland Boissevain (1886 – 1916) was a suffragist, labour lawyer, socialist, World War I correspondent, and public speaker who greatly influenced the women’s movement in America. She was active in the National Woman’s Party and a key participant in the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession.

[3] The Woman Suffrage Procession, in 1913, was the first suffragist parade in Washington, D.C. Participation numbers vary between 5,000 and 10,000 marchers. Suffragists and supporters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday, March 3, 1913, the day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration.

[4] The first inauguration of Woodrow Wilson as the 28th President of the United States was held on Tuesday, March 4, 1913, at the East Portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. This was the 32nd inauguration and marked the commencement of the first four-year term of Woodrow Wilson as President.

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