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Negroes make up almost a tenth of the electorate in the United States, but have
nothing like a tenth of the seats in Congress; the manual working class make up
between a half and two-thirds of the electorate in England, but have nothing like ...
If Congress accepted an amendment to the constitution by a two- thirds majority,
then the states would have to hold special meetings of the legislatures to discuss
the amendment. In these special meetings opponents would not be able to use ...
Eventually, in the last few weeks of the Congress elected in 1916, the Senate
came to a vote, and the constitutional amendment was not able to get the two-
thirds majority it needed. But in the new Congress, which had already been
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The Focus on the Suffrage
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