A. In 1920, women were finally allowed to vote. After this, there was tons of progression with women in government, birth control, and women in the military because women could vote for what they believe B. This is important to me because now, when I turn 18, I have the ability to vote for whoever I think should govern this country. C. This event is important today because more women are running for office in 2018 than ever before. This means that more women have to vote for them, something women only can do thanks to the 19th amendment.
A. Jeanette Rankin was the first woman in congress. She was also a suffragist and worked hard for women's rights and used her higher position to advocate for women. B. This is important to me because I have wanted to be a politician at many points in my life, and seeing Rankin really inspires me to follow my dream, like she followed hers. C. Rankin is significant today because she sets an example for women running for office in 2018. More women are running for office in 2018 than ever before, and Rankin shows that they can do anything that they set their minds to.
A. This group was important because they paved the way for female progress in the 20th century. Founded in 1869, this group began smaller but worked tirelessly until women were allowed to vote. B. This group is significant in my life because it shows me that when strong women work together, they can achieve anything. This reminds me of me and my friends because we are a group of strong ladies. C. This association is significant to the world today because it shows that teamwork makes the dreamwork and that we are not able to achieve equality without working with others.
A. Most people will think of Franklin or Teddy when they hear the name Roosevelt. However, one of the most important Roosevelts is Eleanor. Eleanor Roosevelt donated tons of money to charity, she made her husband appoint women to important positions, and so much more. B. Roosevelt is significant in my life because she is one of my role models. She has always believed in women and pushed for them to play an important part in the government, which I appreciate because I have dreams of working in the government. C. Eleanor is significant in the world because she is an inspiration to many young women, just like me. Hopefully women will follow in her footsteps and raise up others just like she did.
A. She founded the National Women's Party and worked her whole life for suffrage. She led protests and was imprisoned, but her actions eventually led to the 19th amendment. B. Paul is impactful for me because she helped women gain the right to vote. Now when I turn 18, I can vote, just like any other woman. C. Alice Paul connects to present day because more women are running for mid-term elections in 2018 than ever, meaning that lots of women need to go and support them in the polls, something they can only do because of Alice Paul.
A. In 1913, the first major national effort was undertaken with a massive parade in Washington DC. The march featured 8,000 people and floats, bands, and more. This march led to the 19th amendment 7 years later. B. This is important to me because I am a women's rights advocate. I have gone to protests and marches, and I would have definitely participated in something like this. C. This is important to the world today because with events like the women's march, it is important to look back in history and see how affective these events were in the past. Then activists can be inspired to continue on with their protests.
A. These women, the WASPS, or The Women Airforce Service Pilots, were courageous World War 2 heroes. In the war, there were more pilots needed to do various tasks. However, so many men were fighting in the war, so these incredible women did the job instead. B. This is important to me because I think that women in the military are amazing and inspiring, and these women were some of the first people to fight in the war. C. This is important in the world today because women are not always acknowledged in the military and I think that these women have not received the praise they deserve.
A. In 1938, a judge lifted the federal obscenity ban on birth control. This was an important event because it allowed women the freedom to choose what they wanted to do with their bodies. B. This is important to me because now women in my life can easily get birth control and choose what they want to do with their bodies. C. This is important to the world today because many people are against birth control. However, it gives women the right to choose what they want to do with their bodies,
A. Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood and she coined the term "birth control". She also opened the first birth control clinic in the United States B. This person had an important impact on me because I know that if myself or someone I know needs contraception, we will have the ability to get some because of Sanger's actions. C. This person connects to present day because there is still lots of controversy surrounding birth control and abortion. However, after seeing that Sanger was jailed because of her actions, but she kept pushing on, I know that women today will keep fighting for our rights and the choices we deserve.
A. This event caused the Equal Rights Amendment for women to be accepted, so it basically gave women many of their rights today. B. This event impacted me because today, I have the right to vote, or do anything a man can, thanks to the progress at this convention in Seneca Falls, New York. C. This event connects to present day because women are still fighting for equal rights. With events like the Women's March, we can see that we still need to fight for our rights.