The new women were independent, bright-eyed alert and alive eager to gain new freedom (p.1035). Tradition women wore petticoat and floor length dresses whereas the new women wore skirts that stop at the knee with minimal undergarments. Flappers went to bars and drank publicity, they experiment with premarital sex whereas the traditional womanhood this was unspeakable sex was something that was between a married couples. The new women symbolized the new liberated women of the 1920s. (p.1036) more middle class women attended college in the 1920s than ever before, many women were recruited for jobs that usually held my men.
The two out four questions that I choose are to 1.) Discuss the causes of the civil war. Cite as many facts as possible to back up your analysis. And answer 2.) If the enduring vision of America is embodied in the Declaration of Independence's statements about equality and universal rights to justice, liberty, and self-fulfillment, how much progress toward those ideals had blacks and women made by 1877?
Since the beginning of time women have had different roles than men. Women have been the ones to take care of the family in the home and men have been the ones to take care of the financial needs. In the 20’s women began to realize that they were worth more than a housewife and began to change their roles. Women had to fight for their rights to change roles, leading up to events that show their determination for suffrage, and their right to work and be whomever they wanted to be. Women were not given their roles and a question asked is, “Why did they have to fight for them?”
The end of World War I was difficult for everyone. Debt, unemployment, shortages, etc. plagued the United States. The 1920s, or Roaring Twenties, brought a lot of good economic, political, and social changes. Plenty of major changes took place in society during this time.
The 19th amendment is when the U.S Constitution granted American women the right to vote. This amendment is also known as women’s suffrage. Since the U.S founded women were considered second class citizens the movement for women’s equality lasted more than 70 years. During the 1800s women were always lower than men.
The 19th Amendment was passed on August 18th, 1920; women had been in a 70 year protest to finally gain women suffrage. Even after women gained equal voting rights as men, they struggled to get past the state laws that still held them unequal in numerous ways violating their natural rights. It wasn’t until 1974, almost 54 years after the amendment was passed, that the Supreme Court finally considered an Equal Pay Act, due to an employer paying women less than men for the same work (Corning Glass Works v. Brennan). Only a year before that, in 1973, did the supreme court revise and clarify that employers could not publish sex-segregated “Male/Female Help Wanted” ads. Although it may be protected under the constitutional right of freedom of speech and of the press, but instead was considered illegal because of sex-biased preference in hiring (Pittsburgh Press v. Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations).
Women Evolution How did the early modern political and social revolutions change the role of women in society? During the early days of industrialization, the main activity of workingwomen was known as “domestic servitude”. If these women had small children they would commonly find work at home like, laundry, sewing, or taking in lodgers. Despite that both parents were working, the wages were so low that most families struggled to earn enough income to provide for basic needs. Many industrialists encouraged workers to bring their children with them to work in the factories since they were quite cheap, no matter the age or how dangerous it may be.
Colonial Women in America In the colonial times, women did not have many rights but had a tremendous amount of duties. Colonial woman face continuous struggles; they stood behind their husbands’ during revolutionary times, a married women had limited abilities, limited rights and had very tough daily hardships. This can be confronted by the overpowerment a husband has to his wife. Without a husband 's consent: a women may not buy property, make a contract or be sued in court.
One good thing about being an American is everyone’s right to vote. For Women prior to the 1920’s that was not the case. A woman’s right to vote would have to be passed into law under the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 19th Amendment was introduced to Congress in 1878, but was not ratified until 1920 (National Achieves). For over 40 years women would have to rally together and publicly protest just for the right to vote.
Fighting Without Guns To Be Equal The nineteenth amendment granted the right for women to vote. It was a proud day in 1920 when many women exercised their right to vote. The injustice that women face daily continues to grow. The unfairness of women can be viewed on television, in films, documentaries and even in the workplace.