The Senate defeats a woman's suffrage amendment

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The first vote on the women's suffrage amendment was taken in the Senate in 1878. The amendment stated that 'the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.' It was defeated by 34 votes to 16.

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