Women’s voting rights and how it affected American culture and literature.

Women have experienced different problems in the American political landscape (David 58). Although they enjoy various rights in the modern society, there is a time in the American history where they had limited rights to participate in various activities including voting for their preferred candidate.  As a result of excess pressure to the government, the 19th amendment was made to the US constitution in 1920 to give women the right to vote.

Women’s rights to participate in elections had an impact to not only themselves but also to the American culture and literature. For example, the society believed that women were not supposed to vie for presidential seat or any other senior position in the government, but after the 19th amended of the US was made, they were able to apply for jobs which were believed to belong to the men (Donald 72). This transformed different perception that the society had towards women. For instance, it made a lot of people to forget the old believe that the core role of a women is to take care for children.

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The right to vote also created changes in the field of literature. Unlike in the past were education was only meant for men, being granted the right to express their democratic rights through voting gave them an opportunity to access education (Donald 75).  The fact that they were able to attend colleges and train for professions, they were able to read and right. This led to a significant transformation in the field of literature because they were able to join men in coming up with works of creative imagination such as poetry, journalism, poetry, fiction, nonfiction and songs.

 

Work Cited

David, Tatel. The Right to Vote 1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 159, No. 1, 2015, PP. 58-68.

 Donald, Ratcliffe. The Right to Vote and the Rise of Democracy, 1787-1828. Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2013, PP. 78-90.