The 19th Amendment was passed in August of 1920. This amendment extended the rights of women. Such as voting and overall personal freedoms. Before 1920 women had, argumentatively, little to no rights. During World War One women had to step up and take the jobs that used to be occupied by men. World War One was a turning point for women. They felt that since they were taking a bigger role in society they deserved more rights. This frustrated men and higher authority figures. Women, around the world, fought tirelessly for many years. Some women were arrested for trying to spread their beliefs. The fight for Women’s Right began in 1878. It was introduced by Senator Aaron A. Sargent. He, like many others, believed that women should have more rights. Ten years prior, the 14th Amendment was passed. This amendment expanded the protection of civil liberties to not only women, but to all people born in the United States of America. The real beginning of The Women’s Suffrage Movement was in the 1840s. In 1848 there was the Seneca Falls Convention where the people vowed to vote in favor of women’s suffrage despite the opposition of some organizers. There were some key leaders who fought to have the rights of women extended. These leaders included women. Women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. They helped lead women’s rights to where they are today. While women today have a ton of more rights then they did back then, they still aren’t exactly equal to men. Women still aren’t payed equivalent to men even though they are doing the same job. This, more or less, has become acceptable in today’s society. Today women aren’t exactly outwardly fighting for these rights, but they are a few still trying to obtain basic rights, such as equal pay. Women today are mostly trying to band together and create a strong positive vibe for one another. Some people refer to it as feminism and think that it is stupid. I don’t particularly have a name for it but I think it’s good that women are supporting one another in things that we’ve all been through.

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