Women´s Suffrage In The 1920's

Women have fought to be considered equal for an extended period of time in history. To this day, women are still fighting for their rights. The women’s rights movement started primarily in the 1920’s in the United States. One of the goals of the movement was to let women vote: women’s suffrage. This influenced the era of the 1920’s by showing that women had a voice and could stand up for equality. It impacted today’s society by starting a revolution of events that help to create equality between race, gender, and sexuality. Researching this topic helps show that women were not given the same rights as men in the past, and it describes the struggle women had to go through to earn those rights. History is meant to be learned from so that those …show more content…
The rise of the movement originated in the United States with American women. Once suffrage was granted in the U.S., a ripple effect of women’s rights movements occurred throughout the world. Due to American women standing up for their rights throughout history, women across the world have a right to vote today. During the 1900’s an increase of women started speaking out about having a say in who leads the country. This rise of protests and demands was also known as the women’s suffrage movement. Many factors contributed to the rise of the women’s suffrage movement. Once women started joining the workforce, they suddenly saw their rights to provide economically for a family taken away and shamed. In society 's eyes, women were meant to stay home, cook, clean, and take care of the children.
This domestic role was not favored by women. To begin, it showed a regression of women’s rights, not progression (Mueller 13). This made many women in that era feel confined and limited (Mueller 14). These changes are what caused the movement to grow which is also known as women’s mobilization (Mueller
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The Seneca Falls Convention was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and other influential women. The purpose of this convention was to increase the amount of support for the women’s suffrage movement. It was the starting point for women’s suffrage in the U.S., and it motivated women to learn the skills needed to organize a convention, and a movement. According to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a “race of women worthy to assert the humanity of women”, was needed, and encouraged to join the movement (Dubois

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