Updated: 2/7/2020

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  • But by the end of the century, the two reconciled and formed the National American Women Suffrage Association. Their president, Carrie Chapman Catt, continued to lead the women in their fight for suffrage.
  • We believe that we will be stonger together, so the AWSA & NWSA will merge to create one association.
  • Unfortunately, another war interrupted the women's rights movement: World War I
  • However, since women took over jobs that the men left behind, women proved that they were responsible and capable. This furthered the suffrage movement, and many other countries granted women the right to vote after the war.
  • Finally after nearly 70 years of struggle, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. This amendment was passed on August 18, 1920.
  • Only two years later, Alice Paul, wrote the Equal Rights Amendment that guaranteed to all people regardless of gender. However it was never ratified.
  • "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Despite women getting the right to vote, the fight for women's rights continues throughout the 21st century.
  • Wage gap
  • Reproductive rights
  • Sexual Harassment