The rabblerousers wanted to keep playing pool, drinking spirits, and filling their bellies with laughter. But in 1887 Governor John Martin signed what he called, an “experimental law” permitting Kansas women to vote and run for office in municipal elections – the first for any state.Suddenly, the men’s carefree ways landed behind the eight ball. Women in politics? Making decisions? Holding office? No way! These men were not going to let that happen in their city! But sometimes, history has othe...
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