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US History II: Women's Rights

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How Title IX works: Gender Equality in Education - Newsela. Olympian Wyomia Tyus Sprinted to Gold and Spoke Out in Mexico City; America Forgot Her - Newsela. America’s Newspapers Chronicled the Struggle for Women’s Rights - Newsela. Primary Sources: The Lowell Mill girls go on strike, 1836. Historical Overview: The National Woman's Party. Women's Rights Movements - LibGuides at Montana State University-Billings. Gale U.S. History - Women's Rights Movement [Login Info: Library Website>Research] Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote   We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal. . . .

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote  

In entering upon the great work before us, we anticipate no small amount of misconception, misrepresentation, and ridicule; but we shall use every instrumentality within our power to effect our object. —Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments, 1848 The campaign for women’s voting rights lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality. Culminating 100 years ago in the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Women’s Suffrage - The U.S. Movement, Leaders & Amendment -

Starting in 1910, some states in the West began to extend the vote to women for the first time in almost 20 years.

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Idaho and Utah had given women the right to vote at the end of the 19th century. Still, southern and eastern states resisted. Women's Rights - National Archives. US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives. The fight for women’s suffrage in the United States began with the women’s rights movement in the mid-nineteenth century.

US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives

This reform effort encompassed a broad spectrum of goals before its leaders decided to focus first on securing the vote for women. Women’s suffrage leaders, however, disagreed over strategy and tactics: whether to seek the vote at the federal or state level, whether to offer petitions or pursue litigation, and whether to persuade lawmakers individually or to take to the streets.

Photos: The 19th Amendment and Women Fighting for Equality - Gale Ebooks - Social Change in the 21st Century [Login Info: Library Website>Research] Gale Ebooks - Critical Perspectives on Social Justice [Login Info: Library Website>Research] Gale Ebooks - How Has the #MeToo Movement Changed Society? [Login Info: Library Website>Research] Women's Rights - Second-Wave Feminism-1960's - Khan Academy. Women's Equality Day: The History of When Women Went on Strike - ACLU: Women's Rights. A look back at history shows that women have made great strides in the fight for equality, including women’s suffrage and inroads in equal opportunity in the workplace and education.

ACLU: Women's Rights

Despite the tremendous progress made in the struggle for gender equality, women still face violence, discrimination, and institutional barriers to equal participation in society. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, the ACLU Women’s Rights Project pushes for change and systemic reform in institutions that perpetuate discrimination against women, focusing its work in the areas of employment, violence against women, and education. In the employment realm, laws and workplace policies that exclude women from certain job sectors and allow them to be forced out of the workplace when they become pregnant or return to work after having a baby cause persistent disparities in women’s income, wealth, and economic security.

Human Rights Watch: Women's Rights. Amnesty International: Women's Rights. Overview Women’s rights are human rights!

Amnesty International: Women's Rights

We are all entitled to human rights. These include the right to live free from violence and discrimination; to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn an equal wage. But across the globe many women and girls still face discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. NY Times: Women's Rights. AP News: Women's rights.