Woodrow Wilson, by Frank Graham Cootes.
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Oil on canvas of Wilson, wearing a dark suit, shite shirt, and a drak tie. Head and shoulders.

Credit: Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library,

Mother's Day appealed to opponents of women's suffrage in both political parties, and to President Woodrow Wilson, who signed a presidential proclamation for Mother's Day on May 9, 1914. Four years later, Wilson changed his position when he argued that women's right to vote was urgently needed as a war measure. With ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment on 26th August 1920, American women had finally won the right to vote.

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