1920s Women's Rights

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The 1920’s is the most live time in U.S. History. From the movements towards women rights to Prohibition, this decade was fruitful and dancing with joy and fear. The gladness arrived from the start of the exponential explosion of the country’s economy, where the wealth of the land doubled and people could go from shoddy farms to millionaires. Following suit was the movements of women rights and their ability to vote. With every smile there is a tear to follow. This decade’s tears were the poor treatment of african americans and immigrants. Also with the banning of alcohol the crime rates skyrocketed through the roof causing empires to rise and horrific events to come from them. Though these times were rough and relaxing, Women Rights and Harlem…show more content…
“On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, and women finally achieved the long-sought right to vote throughout the United States.” (History 2016) Women right activists worked for decades for the right and worth of women to be equal to men. Finally on August 10, 1920 women finally got the right to vote for the first time. After over 70 years of fighting they finally got a foot in with the men and stood their ground. After words younger women started to rebel against the standard for women. “In a cool, glittery style that mirrors the roaring decade she delves into.” (Publisher Weekly 2013) Flappers set a new tone of normal from the older housewife lifestyle to rebellious and hard working citizen. These brave women stand against the norm and changed the world by allowing women to work at the same jobs that men work by proving themselves. Due to these brave women they changed the country for the better and making the future for all…show more content…
The economy expanded and could influence the average person life with sudden wealth or hard work. Women also benefited from this with the passing of the 19th amendment and flappers. With every positive there was always a negative, in this case it started with Prohibition and the crimes that was brought with it, from empires to small moonshiners. The 1920’s was one of the best decades for the United States from the major social movements to the united strength for

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