Women's Suffrage In The 1920s

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Women's Suffrage It took activists nearly 100 years to get the 19th amendment passed. Finally on August 26, 1920 the law was passed and for the first time women had the ability to vote. Women's suffrage has fought for many other laws in the past and some have passed but others have not. Equal rights was a big conflict. Equal rights involved having the right to vote and also equal pay for everyone. Women should have the right to equal rights. Before the 1920’s women were not able to vote. They did not have the right the vote due to people thinking the government was not a place for women and therefore taking away their voting rights. If women become apart of the government then it will become ruined. Women do deserve the right to vote. They…show more content…
The Equal Rights Amendment was actually never passed due to being ratified because it fell 3 states short of the 38 state requirement. The purpose of the Equal Rights Amendment was to allow everyone to share the same rights and show that everyone is created equal. Giving women Equal Rights would mean they would have the same power as everyone else. Men thought it was wrong for women to hold the same power as them Women want to show that hey have the same power and sometimes even more. They participate in society just as much as men do “Men and women should have equal rights in the areas of speech, education, respect and the right to vote. They should be given their rights so that they have the same social, economical and political status as men” (“Should women have equal rights”). Women are just as important as men and play a big role in…show more content…
Equal pay was a huge deal to women in the 1960’s before the act was passed, women did not get paid the same the amount as men. Equal pay was passed to show that women are the same and have the right to be paid the same amount. Before the right to equal pay was passed many thought the act was a bad idea and should not be passed because some thought it was wrong for a women to be working, they should be home taking care of the kids and cleaning and making dinner. Many women had to work to keep themselves off the street and provided for family.. “Equal pay isn't just a women's issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.” ("Equal Pay Day 2015: 12 Quotes To Remember The Importance Of Fair Practice.") Women went to work in the morning then worked long hours throughout the day just the same as men. "Equal skill, effort and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions." (The Equal Pay Act of 1963.) Many also work a higher position than men and carry more duties in the

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