Woman's Suffrage Movement

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Following the Gilded Age in the United States, (U.S.) where prices were high, working salary was low, political corruption was everywhere, child labor was brutal and women were suffering, came the period in history called the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era was a period of social activism and political reform that grew immensely from the 1890s to the 1920s to fix these problems. Although not every part of this progressive movement made big impacts, reformers and the federal government were mildly successful in bringing reform at a national level to correct some injustices such as working conditions, political corruption, child labor laws and women 's suffrage in American life. Doors to the Progressive Era fully opened through the book,…show more content…
The Woman’s Suffrage movement began in 1848, when the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. “For many years, under the leadership of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other women’s rights pioneers, suffragists circulated petitions and lobbied Congress to pass a Constitutional Amendment to enfranchise women.” (The National Women’s History Museum) According to document eight, Susan B. Anthony argues people who formed the Union, men and women, should both be allowed to vote. And in 1920, “due to the forces of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the 19th Amendment, enfranchising women was finally ratified, so they could vote. This victory is considered the most significant achievement of women in the Progressive Era.” (The National Women’s History Museum) In document three, the “Percentage of Children Between Ages of 10 and 15 Who Worked” dropped significantly from 1890 to 1920 due to the The National Child Labor Committee’s work to end child labor was combined with efforts to provide free, compulsory education for all children, and “culminated in the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938, which set federal standards for child labor.” (Child Labor Public Education
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