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Star lover
November 6th, 2018, 09:23 AM
OK, I guess I lied......I'm here today.....but gotta go!

The first woman to legally vote in the United States was Lydia Chapin Taft of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, who cast her ballot Oct. 30, 1756.

That was 164 years before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed American women the right to vote 32 years before the Constitution itself was ratified.

The ballot issue was whether to allocate town funds toward the French and Indian War. As the widow of the town's biggest landowner (and therefore its biggest taxpayer), Mrs. Taft represented the family. She voted to support the troops.

LauraP
November 6th, 2018, 11:31 AM
And they say women have it better now than ever! And yes, we all realize it wasn't the US yet but it's still impressive.