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Women as Citizens

Women's History
Women's History


Women as Citizens
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.13

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    civics, colorado, utah, democracy, convention, equality, citizenship, participate, jury, representative, public, democratic, equal, history, political, member
     content words:    Seneca Falls, New York, United States, East Coast, This Amendment, Jeanette Rankin, US House, Hattie Carraway, Geraldine Ferraro, Eleanor Roosevelt


Women as Citizens
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     In civics class, you learn about citizenship. You learn about voting, running for office, and doing jury duty. These are rights and duties that come with living in a democracy. Even so, for a large part of our country's history, certain groups of people were not allowed these rights.
 
2     Many of our country's presidents were not elected by all citizens who wanted to vote. They were elected only by the men who wanted to vote since women were not allowed to vote. Women could not become president, senator, or representative, because they were not allowed to run for public office. Women were excluded from jury duty for many years, too.
 
3     In 1848, a group of women began working for equal rights for women. They held a convention in Seneca Falls, New York. At this convention, they wrote a declaration modeled after our country's Declaration of Independence. This declaration stated that "all men and women are created equal." It called for many changes needed for equality between men and women. One very important change was the right to vote.

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Women's History
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United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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