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HIS 211 - U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present - Textbook

Video: Women’s Suffrage

This video teaches you about American women in the Progressive Era and, well, the progress they made. So the big deal is, of course, the right to vote women gained when the 19th amendment was passed and ratified. But women made a lot of other gains in the 30 years between 1890 and 1920. More women joined the workforce, they acquired lots of other legal rights related to property, and they also became key consumers in the industrial economy. Women also continued to play a vital role in reform movements. Sadly, they got Prohibition enacted in the US, but they did a lot of good stuff, too. The field of social work emerged as women like Jane Addams created settlement houses to assist immigrants in their integration into the United States. Women also began to work to make birth control widely available. You’ll learn about famous reformers and activists like Alice Paul, Margaret Sanger, and Emma Goldman, among others.

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  • Women's Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31. Provided by: Course Crash. Located athttps://youtu.be/HGEMscZE5dY?t=1sLicenseAll Rights ReservedLicense Terms: Standard YouTube License