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WOMEN’S VOTEERIC GONZALEZProfessor MooreHistory 1302Saturdays 1 PM- 4:40 PM
Gonzalez 1Women’s VoteWomen around the Unites States were overshadowed and underestimated by society. Thesociety perceived women as worthless and naïve. At the time, the definition of a woman iscleaning, making dinner, and raising the children. There was no ambitious role available forwomen because it was a law to give themselves to their men. Men were allowed to becomesuccessful and be the major role in society, while women stay at home. During the Civil War, anastonishment happened when women were offered to help the soldiers with medical and foodneed and raise money for the war. Women soon realized that women can accomplish as men ifwomen are permitted to work or help next to the men. Women gained interest in doing more thanjust staying at home, but law and norms did not permit them to do anymore. Many womenfought to gain equality and freedom, in this particular case, many knew that gaining the right tovote is a start for a new beginning to be known and feel as citizens.The suffrage was born in American when women were treated poorly because of theirgender. A woman’s rights and money is owned by the man. For example, if her husband dies,women lose everything and some were forced to have no option but to survive on their ownbecause the husband, by law, have full custody of the children, money, and this cause belongings.Women were living in fear and were being dominated. Without a husband, women were leftworking as maids or be homeless. Women did not have any authority because the man, by law,owns the woman. Married or not, the pay was unequal because women were seen asunimportant. For example, a woman would get paid 2 dollars a week, while men would get 10dollars a week for the same job. The women vote was passed in 1920 in America after decades of
Gonzalez 2fighting. The law brought joy to women because to vote meant freedom and they felt like thegained independence and their human rights.

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