Exploring Their Rights And Encountering Change : Women Of The 1920s

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Exploring Their Rights and Encountering Change: Women of the 1920s Today, women have the same rights as men, but it wasn’t always that way. Women had very little rights in the 1920s. In this paper, we will look into the struggles of women, how their jobs changed from when they gained their rights, and finally we will go over some famous activists. The campaign for women’s suffrage began in the earnest in the decades before the Civil War. During the 19th century, as male suffrage was slowly extended in many countries, women became increasingly active in the search for their own suffrage. In 1848, a group of abolitionists activists- mostly women, but some men- gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the problem of women’s rights. With Lucretia Mott and several other women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton held the famous Seneca Falls Convention in July. During the 1950s, the women’s rights movement gathered steam but lost momentum when the Civil War began. Almost immediately after the war ended, the unemployment levels soared; anger towards the women for taking jobs from men exploded and the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution raised familiar questions of leadership. In 1969, a faction formed a group called the National Women Suffrage Association and began to fight for universal- suffrage amendment to the federal Constitution. By 1916 almost all of the major suffrage organizations were united behind the goal of a constitutional amendment. When New York adopted woman

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