Dbq Women's Rights

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Women were not allowed to smoke in public, they couldn’t even leave the house without an older woman or a married woman. Of course as we all know women can do that now. Women also had to wear nice long professional dresses when they were in public view. It was unacceptable for a woman to smoke in public. Many found it unladylike, today women smoke in public. Women were also expected to stay at home and cook food and take care of the children and whatever house work needed to be done. Some women were allowed to have jobs but it wasn’t any factory jobs or major work like the guys did that didn’t believe the girls could do better or at all. Girls were either nurses, secretaries or servants. After World War I started the jobs did change, women…show more content…
The principal organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a mother of four from upstate New York, and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott. About 100 people attended the convention; two-thirds were women. Stanton drafted a “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” Among the 13 resolutions set forth in Stanton’s “Declaration” was the goal of achieving the “sacred right of franchise. Overall women have been metaphorical and literally fighting for equality throughout history whether it be in a factory making war supplies in World War 1 or trying to save the lives of young soldiers in a medical tent in World War 2 or even being in the fight and killing terrorists for their county in the war on terrorism. They want equality and they have slowly but surely over time been proving they can handle some of the harder and more rigorous jobs in military. Women began to get more and more important to the economy and to the polls after World War…show more content…
The women of the early 20th century showed that they have the ability to be productive in the work place and fight for the greater good of the United States of America. In modern times women have started joining combat roles in the military and increasing in demographical size in the military. This has shown that women are striving to be more equal to men in all aspects of modern life. By showing they can fight in wars and hold their own against our nations enemies they can and will be seen as equals. The public celebration of women’s history in the United States began in 1978. It was first known as “Women’s History Week” in Sonoma County, California. This week including the date March 8 (known as “International Women’s Day”) were the two dates for women history celebration. A Senator by the name of Orrin Hatch and a Representative by the name of Barbara Mikulski both co-sponsored a joint congressional resolution for beginning a National Women’s History Week. Finally, in 1987 Congress expanded the celebration to a month. Now the month of March is the celebration of Women’s
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