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Smithsonian: History and Culture

examines the history of transportation in America, early history of mail service, the Civil War, West Point, profiles of U.S. presidents, Lakota "winter counts," Lewis and Clark as naturalists, Japanese Americans during World War II, Brown v. Board of Education, athletes who broke social barriers, how voting systems have evolved, September 11, and America's wars. (Smithsonian Institution)

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The admission of western territories as new states advanced the right of women to vote. These territories had less rigid social customs, and were anxious to acquire the number of voting residents needed to meet statehood requirements. In 1913 women voted in Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and Colorado.
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