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At the brink of the Cold War women were still fighting for equal rights and would still be through the 1970s In the beginning of the Cold War the Equal Pay for Equal Work is reintroduced to make working conditions and pay equal for men and women This bill was first introduced in 1972 to Congress but was vetoed later on when reintroduced it was not ratified until 1963 The returning men from World War II also brought a problem to womens equality because many were losing their jobs due to the returning servicemen Studies say that although women were being laid-off and having their jobs turned over to servicemen that 80 of all women working were still wanting to continue working A major overturn in womens rights was when Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to be elected in the US Senate in 1948 and then later became the first woman to run for President in 1964 1957 became a milestone for women when the number of men and women voting were equal for a first time This showed that women were no longer afraid to vote for what they thought was right Womens rights were again respectable when a report by the Presidents Commission on the Status of Women reported discrimination against women in almost every way of life It created the women be able to receive community property in marriages The Civil Rights Act in 1964 became a major part of the American womans dream as some pictures and cartoons of women depicted the womans place is at the home as entertainment and a cook this brought a whole new meaning to the womans place out in the world The Civil Rights Act banned the discrimination of any person because of their race sex religion etc Throughout the sixties womens groups appeared in the US Both groups were started by female students that were active in the civil rights
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