Utah's first constitution was written by delegates to a constitutional convention that met from March 4 to May 8, 1895. John Henry Smith chaired the convention, and followed this motto: "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain."
One of the biggest questions the delegates faced was this: Should they give women the right to vote? " Some men said absolutely not, but many others--men and women--said absolutely YES! The delegates (all men) finally voted to give women the vote.
Learn how Utah achieved statehood here.