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Women as Citizens

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Women's History

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

     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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