While Wyoming was the first territory to grant women the right to vote, they didn’t necessarily do it for the right reasons. Granting women suffrage was a great publicity tool and whether or not people were for women’s right to vote, it kept Wyoming in the news and on people’s minds. Don’t get me wrong; I think the men of Wyoming did a wonderful thing by granting women the vote, but many of them saw it as a means to and end- i.e. gaining popularity/citizens/statehood- rather than an end in itself.
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