Equal Rights

Suffrage for Women and Improving Working Conditions

Rights Should Be Improved!

In the late 1800 some women began to work for the right to vote. In 1913 women  suffrage groups formed. After World War 1 more people began to support suffrage for women. The United States Congress introduced the Nineteenth Amendment, witch gave women the right to vote. State law makers voted not to pass it. By August 1920 enough states had passed the amendment for it to become law. Women across the United States could now vote!

Improving Working Conditions

As businesses grew during the late 1800's, the demand for workis grew. In North Carolina new workers were needed to to run machines in mills in factories. To save money businesses hired children to work. The factory work for children was very dangerous. In 1903 a law stopped hiring children under the age of twelve.
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