Many may not realize the journey women took to get to where they are today. It took a long battle of determination and hard work to get what they desired- the right to vote. At first, all white men were allowed the right to vote. Not until the year 1870, when the 15th amendment was ratified that African Americans and others could vote, all except women. Being a woman was similar to the lowest social class. Being a woman, they were always considered last with no exception. Certainly, all females had the least freedom.
Freedom for women was not recognized prior to 1877. Despite all the roles that women had to fulfill during the times of war, they were still pushed back right into the homes after the war ended. Women were always stereotyped to be at home and their main job was to manage the household while the men worked to support the family. Many girls didn’t have the opportunity to get an education because of their gender. On the other hand, boys went to school and learned how to read and write to increase their job opportunities for the future.
As the decades flew by, women fought long and hard for a equal opportunity. Their hard work finally paid off on August 18th, 1920 when the 19th amendment was added to the United States Constitution. At last, women could be apart of their country in a political way. Not soon after, women started to wear trousers instead of skirts. A new world for women had just begun and it continues to live on. In the present day 2010, women can vote, can have a job, can hold office just like Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska. No one can stop us for what we have the offer to world. Sometimes, what men do, women can do better.