It happens first in Kansas By:Blaine Jepson
The Gilded Age
- In the late 1800s U.S. Senators were elected by the state legislature, not by popular vote.
- In the 1870s the U.S experienced an economic depression.
Kansas and Reform movements
- Kansas was a leader in reform movements.
- Kansas lead movements such as a reform movement against alcohol.
Women would go in to saloons and break everything with axes because they wanted alcohol to be prohibited.
- Kansas was the first state to give women the right to vote in municipal elections.
- Kansas was the seventh state to give women full voting rights.