history in the 19th century

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1920s: A Time of Change There were many changes in the United States during the 1920’s. This period, also known as the Roaring Twenties, was a time of technological, economic, and social advances. These include Henry Ford and the automobile, women’s suffrage, immigration, airplanes, rise in people moving to the suburbs, and responses to the prohibition of alcohol. In the following para- graphs, you will read about the view and response of the American public on women’s suffrage, immigration, and prohibition in the 1920‘s. Women’s suffrage, the right to vote, was granted during the 1920’s after years of struggle. Congress finally passed the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote. Before this, each individual states made its own law on women’s suffrage. Women had been fighting for the right to vote since the 15th amendment, which gave blacks their voting rights. Women throughout the United States struggled to gain suffrage; some leaders in this movement included Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone. It was the beginning of the 1920‘s,
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