1920s and Today
Everyone can agree that freedom is important. People who were born during the 1920s and those born today all look at freedom as essential to their well-being. The issue of freedom can mean the same or different to each person. Freedom provides rights that people need to pursue a life of happiness and with liberty comes the need for equality.
Malala Yousafzai stated, “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” The United
States is a better country when everyone feels equal to each other. But the way things are today in America is starting to reflect the way things were back in the 1920s. There was a fight for equality then and there is a fight for equality today. Equality is a heavy issue that rages strong …show more content…
In the 1920s women fought for equality. The 1920s brought the first wave of women organizing and advocating for full citizenship with equal rights.
Suffragettes were women who campaigned for the right to vote. They participated …show more content…
Women wanted politicians to pay attention to issues that were important to women. The 19th amendment was passed
1920 granting women the right to vote. After this was passed women gained more freedom and rights. They started to get involved in politics, joined professions that was normally dominated by men, and used their power to vote on government. Since the 1920s the fight for equality has continued. They fought for equality in the workplace and the right to make choices regarding their body or health. Organizations like NOW, National Organization of
Women, have been active in fighting discrimination against women in education and labor.
They have also been active in protecting women’s rights to make their own health decisions. The Women’s Equity Action League and National Women’s Political Caucus have advocated for equal employment and opportunity, an end to sexual harassment, and an increase in the number of women in public office. In March women who have fought for equality are honored during Women’s History Month. August 26th is Women’s Equality Day and the passing of the 19th amendment is remembered for giving women the ability