1896, Women’s Right to Vote

Idaho became the fourth state in the nation to give women the right to vote. The territorial legislature had come close to giving women the right to vote as early as 1869. In 1867, the territorial legislature passed a statute making Idaho a community property state, property owned jointly by a married couple. It was not until the turn of the century that women in more than a handful of states had equal rights to family assets.

Black and white portrait of Susan B. Anthony circa 1890. Anthony is a white woman with white hair pulled into a bun and she is wearing glasses. She is facing the camera.

by IFHCIdaho June 30, 2021