Women's Rights In The Civil War

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Throughout history women have constantly had fewer constitutional rights and profession openings than men, primarily because women have continuously been considered inferior to men. The working class also possessed fewer rights during the 1800s. Workers were bound to their employers and had little to no rights. As the years moved on, much of that began to change. Employed citizens had little to no voting rights, and they kept trying until they achieved what they wanted. Inspired by this, women saw the success and decided to fight for their own rights. This set women on a path to seek and secure all women political rights. Through peaceful protests, publicity stunts, and nonviolent militant force, women and some men attempted to gain political rights. Through this experience, women will find themselves fighting for what is right, but will face many challenges with opposition. The campaign for women’s suffrage began much before it gained publicity. It began to pick up steam in the 1850s, but was shut down because of the Civil War. The movement began in the years before the war, but received a major hindrance as the war started. Although women were enforced to go back to their domestic lives, the time period of the Civil War was a turning point for women. Women began gaining more recognition for their roles in the Civil War, and that was a huge motivation for women’s rights. People began to support women’s rights, and that was a huge win for advocates. People such as John

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