Women's Rights In The 1920's

By: Destiny Blackwell

The Seneca Falls Convention

The 1st gathering devoted to Women's rights in the United States was held July 19-20, 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the social, civil, and religious conditions of women. About 100 women attended the convention, two-thirds were women. Elizabeth Cody Stanton was the organizer of the convention.


In 1917 President Wilson urged congress to pass a voting rights Amendment.

19th Amendment

On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment provided full voting rights for women nationally.

Women held conventions and protests, organized organizations and wrote petitions.

Impact of the US today

In the early days of the US men and women did not have the same rights and privileges. Women could not vote, work, have businesses, own land, keep their wages or own a contract. Today men and women have the same rights. All of their hard work paid off and now all women have a voice.


Women's rights led the 1920's to be roaring because they had change during their time period and actually got things accomplished that women still need today.