Women Can Vote – level 2

02-09-2020 15:00

In the past, women around the world could not vote. In many countries around the world, it took many decades to change that.

In the US, people started to protest against slavery in the 1840s. Black and white people did not have the same rights. However, some women could see that men and women did not have the same rights, too. Women started to meet and protest.

However, the change was very slow, and many people did not agree with it. US president, Woodrow Wilson, did not want to give women the right to vote. However, he changed his mind after World War I. The law changed in 1920, and more than 8 million women came to vote in the same year.

In 2016, 74 million came to vote for the US president, and it is interesting to see that more women came to vote than men.

Difficult words: decade (ten years), slavery (when Black people must work for white people and they do not get any money for it), right (what people can do).

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