Equal Rights

womens equal rights

Womens rights won!

More people started to support suffrage for women after World War 1.For women to have the right to vote,U.S congress introduced the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution.The Equal Suffrage League urged people to support the new amendment lawmakers voted not to pass it.August 1920 enough states had passed it that it became a law.

Improving working conditions

When businesses grew in the late 1800s the demand for workers increased.During the wars women and children were called to work in the factories.Children were injured by large machines.In 1913,North Carolina passed its first child labor law.This law stopped businesses from hiring, during the school year children under the age of 12.The law also set the limit of hours children could work.In 1933, federal government made all child labor against the law.

Key Words

Proud, Suffrage, Equal

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