The Women's Movement In The Early 20th Century

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The treatment of women in the early 20th century was the change that gave the women of today the same equal rights and opportunities as men, this was known as The Women’s Movement. The Women’s Movement happened through 1900-1960, this movement was the most important step for women, without it we wouldn’t be able to vote or own any type of property. Three facts about The Women’s Movement are that the Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention, the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote, and the Equal Pay Act ended the wage difference between gender. The Seneca Falls Convention was one of the first women’s rights convention, the purpose of the convention was to address women’s rights and demand freedom from men this is supported by “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The reader can see that the women from the Seneca Falls Convention discussed about the social and civil situation and having equal rights as men. The Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances written by…show more content…
Some of these effects were the Seneca Falls Convention and the impact the women involved made to start the movement, the 19th Amendment that gave women a voice in politics, and the Equal Pay Act that ended discrimination against women in the workforce and granted them equal pay as men for the amount of work. Even today, the Women’s Movement still affects us by being able to vote, own property, go to college, get amazing jobs, being equal to your partner in a marriage, and even being able to support yourself without a partner. Women are now able to do a lot more than what they could have done in the early 20th
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