The American Revolution fundamentally changed American society politically, socially, and economically in 1775-1800, like women 's rights changing, Americans making peace with the Indians, religious freedom, and the government controlling the people. The first change in American society was rights for the women in America. During the American Revolution the women were at home working and keeping the farm running while the men were fighting in the war (Doc. A). The women worked hard to keep the women´s home and the farm stable and by doing these things it encourage the women to fight for more freedoms.
Traditionally women were limited from political participation and primarily performed the women’s role in the home (Nelson, 2008). However, during and after the war of 1812, the women supported the men emotionally, politically and physically by running the family business and performing other duties typically performed by men. Duties entailed shipping supplies, planting and harvesting crops, and even manufacturing. The social and cultural views of women during the war of 1812 began to shift, in part credited to the political skills of Dolley Madison. Dolley’s political power and involvement changed the minds of American politicians from abandoning the charred remains Washington DC, for “higher ground”, instead the decision was made to rebuild
The home front during the Civil War was an active environment dedicated to supporting the military war effort. Many things took place on these home fronts, Everyone had to do their part to support the brave troops fighting in the war. For example, the role of women increased as volunteers began to desert their businesses to serve in the war. Women began to run shops and businesses while the men were away, which helped them thrive in the midst of chaos. Because these factories were run by these women, more food, supplies, and clothing were able to be made for soldiers.
Women have always played an important role in the history of the United States. Throughout different time periods, their roles in society and in government have changed in many ways. Whether women were helping the war manufacturing effort, striving for suffrage, helping soldiers during the war, or just raising their children; their roles have been influential to the social structure of the United States today. Their desire for equal rights, their willingness to help American soldiers, and the absence of men in the workplace are responsible for the changing role of women. The first factor that caused the changing role of women in history was their desire for equal rights.
It expanded their usefulness, emphasizing recognition upon their gender role. Among the roles in the war, the majority were “cooks, maids, laundresses, water bearers and seamstresses for the army” (Brooks 2013, para. 16). Women were well suited for providing nourishment and necessities for the army due to their skills obtained by their accustomed housework. “...the American army often recruited the many female camp followers to fill these jobs” (Brooks 2013, para.
Born in 1820, Susan B. Anthony experienced a time with various social changes causing by the Industrial Revolution and the urbanization in the United States. From 1830 to 1850, a wave of revolutionary fervor throughout the European and the United States, giving rise to many liberals who wanted to create a new order.1 Growing up in a politically active family, Susan calculated advanced ideas and consciousness about the needs for women to be personally and economically independent. Susan B. Anthony is a pioneer reformer in the abolition of the slavery, the emancipation of women as well as their acquisition of the right to vote. She dedicated most of her life to strive for the equal right of women, in which she organized meetings and gave speeches
A quilt is a piece of fabric stitched together, for us today it is used for warm covering. However, in "Everyday Use" a quilt is used to symbolize the passing down of heritage. "There are all pieces dresses Grandma used to wear. She did all this stitching by hand" (Walker 60). The quilts were made by the grandmother and the two sisters mother by hand, which makes it very memorable.
“Eleanor began carving out a role as a new kind of First Lady, a role that would satisfy her own need to be independent and active in public and political life.”(HistoryNet 1). Eleanor Roosevelt truly redefined the term first lady and used her position to do good for the people. As a child Eleanor was said to be more shy and awkward but as years went by she became more confident giving her the drive she had as first lady to make a change. After marrying Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor was able to use her education to influence America. She fought for the rights of young African Americans and worked on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, just a few items on the ongoing list of amazing accomplishments she was able to achieve as an American Revolutionary.
About 100 years ago the surge for women's right began in the western world. Tired of being deemed inferior by society, brave women started a revolution; a revolution that after many won battles, still fights on today. These early suffragists who started it all, brought on a future of strong, independent, and working women whom we can now call our friends and family. One of these pioneers is poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Although not in the front lines in protests and marches, Millay actively recorded the female sentiment of the time in verse (Brittin 123).
W. Harper, who fought for the rights of women of color. The first wave is said to have ended when the Nineteenth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution was passed, granting women the right to vote. This incredible victory for the feminist movement also included reforms in education, in the workplace and professions, as well as in healthcare. The second wave of feminism is known as the Women’s Liberation Movement, it began in the 1960s and continued into the 90’s. The Second Wave was a very powerful, social, and political movement that bettered the lives of women.
Following the Market Revolution the ideals of American Womanhood were reinterpreted due to many social reforms, abolitions movements, and the fight for political equality. Many social reforms took place between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The Market Revolution led to many of the social changes for women at this time. Both men and mostly single women began to find work outside of their family farms. Young girls would often find work at Lowell factories.