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Not only have men contributed to the modern day advantages, but women have as well. Women, citizens of the United States of America whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been of greatest value for the development of their country.

For years, women have been struggling to have their voices heard and their dreams become a reality. Women did not always have the right to vote. Nor were they able to do anything a man was capable of doing. A woman's role was confined to the household for many years. To do anything other than housework was out of the ordinary. However, the role of women has changed drastically, all because of women who were ready and willing to change the course of their lives.

The women of today's society do not all stay home to cook and clean. In fact very few women nowadays are homemakers.

Women are about in the world. They do jobs that men do and are quite good at it. Women could not always vote or even fly a plane. However, because of women who were tired of seeing men's rights and not women's rights guaranteed in the constitution women's suffrage came about. In addition Amelia Earhart, was the first woman to fly a plane. These pioneers have helped women get their foot in the door in different fields.

Women's success is not limited to flying a plane and voting. They have made contributions in athletical competitions, government, politics and science. For example, Hillary Rodham Clinton has just become New York's new Senator. The Olympics have seen Jackie Joyner Kersee and science has seen Marie Curie. Curie coined the term radiation and was the first woman to win The Nobel Peace Prize. Women have also made contributions...