A Racine attorney argues against giving women and immigrants rights

Speech of Marshall M. Strong, February 5, 1847


Democrat Marshall M. Strong, a delegate to the constitutional convention from Racine, voiced strong opposition to the 1846 constitution. Differing from the majority of the delegates, he resigned before the close of the session and devoted all of his effort to defeating the first constitution. In this speech, delivered in 1847, Strong passionately argues against giving rights to married women and allowing immigrants to vote.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The State Constitutions of 1846 and 1848
Creator: Strong, Marshall M.
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 28 (Madison, 1920): 235-262
Citation: Strong, Marshall M. "Speech of Marshall M. Strong, February 5, 1847." Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 28 (Madison, 1920): 235-262; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=59; Visited on: 7/26/2014
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