The National Council of Women helped changed women’s lives for the better, helping women across Canada gain equality, socially and politically
In 1939, no one thought that women, who weren 't even considered people decades before, would have such a massive impact in the Second World War. Canadian women 's contribution to the war effort, and their role at the home front and overseas had greatly increased since the previous, devastating First World War. The Second World War brought change to Canadian women on an unpredictable scale, though their volunteer work, paid labour force, and their contributions in the armed forces. Surely without the contributions made by the Canadian women, Canada and her allies would not have been as successful as they were.
The twenties were times that made people forget their lost from the first world war. However, many people say that the twenties were hard times for the economy and the people, but those people are wrong because the 1920’s were actually good times for the economy and the people. That’s because of the industrial growth in Canada, the rise of employment rate, and finally the right for women to vote in the parliament and have equal rights . That’s why the twenties are good times rather than bad times in Canada
The Great War was a horrible catastrophe which led many men and women to sacrifice their lives. It was described as “the war to end all wars”, which was a global disaster and many troops were excited to join the war and fight for their country. The Great War originated in Europe and lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918. In this time Canadian women contributed enormously. They donated their own time to the production of munitions, as nurses on the front lines, fundraised for the war effort, and maintained their homes and farms. Women showed courage and honour in sacrificing their lives towards the winning of the war, making sure that Canadian soldiers were safe and secure. Women worked towards maintaining their families and homes in and out, also through their creation of organizations and institutes. An examination of Canadian women working outside their homes, their dedication to maintaining their families and through the creation of organizations and institutes will prove that Canadian women helped facilitate the Triple Entente defeating the Triple Alliance.
In World War 1 a lot changed for the United States. One things that changed was their
The progressive era which lasted from 1890-1920 in American society was the institution of radical reforms brought about by the millions of Americans involved in volunteer organizations across the country. During this time Americans worked to create solutions to the problems caused by the rapid industrialization and urbanization of the country. The progressive era was not a single movement, but rather a collection of movements all of which were intended to improve the lives of Americans. This was a truly remarkable time for women and the end of the era would see almost universal women’s suffrage with the passing of the nineteenth amendment in 1920.
Although still not entirely popular or accepted, women also began to emerge more and more in postsecondary education. Women were only seldom allowed to go to college in the beginning of the 1920’s and when they did, they attended an all-women's school. By 1921 a woman was enrolled in a college that did not traditionally allow women (Benner). This was a monumental step for women’s educational rights. Women were allowed to graduate and become nurses or teachers, the only careers seen fit for women. This was a limitation for women, but this limitation only encouraged women to surpass their expectations and push the limits of what they could achieve as strong and successful members of society.“...by the end of the decade, women represented 47%
Applying the characterization of “roaring” to explain the 1920s in Canada would be deceptive. The decade of the 1920s contains events and actions that directly represent its disastrous ways. Several sectors of the economy lagged behind due to natural disasters, terrorism and immigration policies. The economic and social divisions between regions and cultures became more evident than throughout the war years. Several components and stories were hidden by the decade 's accomplishments. Yet, abundant proof suggests that the 1920s were more whimpering than roaring.
American women in the late 1800’s received unequal treatment, even more so than in today’s society. Not only were they treated unfairly, they could not even vote until 1920. Moreover, they were unable to obtain certain jobs, and if they did get a job it was from the home. Furthermore, women had little to no say in their decisions. They often had their husbands either picked for them, or mutually agreed upon. Not only could women not work outside the home for a long time, but they also did not decide whether they worked or not. Furthermore, women have been treated unequally in today’s society, but were treated even more unequal during the late 1800’s because they were unable to obtain certain jobs, could not vote, and had little or no say in
In “Letters between John and Abigail Adams”, by John and Abigail Adams, Abigail begins by addressing to her husband her concerns regarding women being underestimated. She tells John, “Why then, not put it out of the power of the vicious and the Lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity” (Abigail 12). In this quote, it is a continuation of her many concerns for John to understand women are more capable of doing things than what the men have in mind. She feels that the women deserve to be equal to the men and they deserve more rights than what they had then. Abigail then begins to tell John, “Men of Sense in all Ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your Sex” (12). She wants men to realize that a woman’s sole purpose is not limited to only
Women spent most of their time doing household work or working in the service industry. Women did not get the same job opportunities as men, however; there were a few women that spoke out against and help to aid women of all types. In the end, women 's right have improved quite a bit compared to almost 80 years ago. Yes, everybody still has a different view on women, but we owe it all to the brave ones that spoke out against society to protect others
America gained its independence in 1776 with the expectation that every American should have liberty and equality. However, American women did not have the right to vote until 1920, which was almost more than 140 years after the United States was established. Women could do little to protect themselves and promote their careers due to being treated unequally and inferior to men. During the 19th and the early 20th century, women were working hard and fighting for gender equality, so that more and more women could live a better life with basic civil rights in their hometowns. In reality, women’s equality was challenged by traditional conventions in the fields of biological difference in sexes, religion and gender roles, and different perspectives towards these conventions of different people made women’s civil rights controversial.
When Hitler invaded Poland from the west, France and Britain declared war on Germany and began World War Two. America entered the war when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The United States instituted the Selective Training and Service act of 1940 which required all men between the ages of 21 and 45 to register for the draft. This meant men had to go into service and leave their home life. This opened up many opportunities for women and sparked the change in women's roles. Women's roles have changed throughout the century including, work, society views, education opportunities, equality, and politics.
Women's rights was a time of progress in Canada in the 1920’s bescuse women gained the right to vote in the 1920’s (except in Quebec) but not all women got to vote only white women did and the First Nations did not . Also in the 1921 election and they Agnes Macphail became the first woman elected to the Canadian House Of Commons and also four other woman Harriet Dick, Rose Mary Henderson, Elizabeth Bethune Kiely, Harriet Dunlop Prenter.This was a huge improvement in women rights because before than the had no
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.