Women's Rights In The 1920s

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“The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed in 1920. This granted all women the right to vote. This was a monumental achievement in women's rights. After fighting for this right for decades, this became a turning point in American history. This benefited their ability to vote and numerous opportunities in all areas of society. After women gained the right to vote, it became effective in furthering their role in politics and gender equality. Politically, the right to vote allowed women to be a part of the political process. Previously, women had no role in the election of public officials. Their voices could be heard. Women have the opportunity to influence topics vital to them. With the ability to expand upon ideas and share information, they felt needed to be heard. …show more content…

They no longer wanted to be a bystander in this process; it was time they became involved. “In 1920 both the Republican and Democratic organizations created new positions for women. They showcased women at their national conventions; they placed women on party committees; and they created new Women's Divisions for the purpose of integrating new women voters into the party” (Freedman 17). This gave women a sense of empowerment becoming a crucial part of women having the ability to vote, it also led to male politicians catering to other demands of the new voter base. “When Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment on August 18, 1920, the amendment passed its final hurdle of obtaining the agreement of three-fourths of the states” (Docs Teach). Once this amendment was passed, it was the peak of the long and challenging process fought through for

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