Women's Rights In The 1920s

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Susan B. Anthony a famous women activist once said “The day may be approaching when the whole world with recognize women as the equal of men. “ The changing role of women was a result of the work they did during the war. In 1920, all women were given the right to vote. Divorce was made easier and they doubled due to women not willing to deal with their bad husbands. Women stopped doing what men wanted them do and started doing what they wanted, getting more rights and their own voices. What women in the 1920’s did to change their rights was integrated themselves into politics, formed suffrage organizations, and worked mens jobs during the war. The first thing women did the change their rights was to integrate themselves into politics first…show more content…
“For decades they had been organizing conventions, giving public speeches, writing editorials, campaigning door-to-door, petitioning and marching. These activities gave them vast political expertise,as well as access to wide networks of other women activist and of male political leaders.” (Perry). Women gave themselves a good image with all activities they planned in their neighborhoods. Middle class reformers wanted to clean their cities and did so by focusing on garbage removal, water pollution, food safety, and street cleanup (Shulte 2). By doing these activities, these women cleaned up their city little by little, but they did not stop…show more content…
“The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 by members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) as a nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping women use their newly established right to vote to influence the public policy arena” (Shulte 1). Though women had gotten the right to vote their fight was not over, they still had much to do. The League of Women Voters opted to become a government organization that focused on the issues of all citizens instead of just women (Shulte 1). Women were not the only people that needed a step up in the world and the League tried to help all of the minorities. Gender provided a useful category for the League’s member activism in the mid-twentieth century. League members were motivated by their experiences as mothers, those experiences embolden them to claim a voice (Shulte 4). Women were not only doing the things they did for themselves but also for their children and to better their future. The League of Women Voters fought for women’s new found right and tried to get more

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