The Progressive Era is unique in that this impulse spread to foster an all-encompassing mood and effort for reform.The immigrant "Quandary" was handled for the most part by white, middle-class puerile women. Many of these female reformers had been inculcated in the incipient women 's colleges that had sprung up in the tardy nineteenth century. Possessing an edification yet barred from most professional vocations, these women took to "Sodality building" as an expedient to be active in public life. Among these sodalities were the Women 's Trade Cumulation League, the Women 's Christian Temperance Cumulation, the National Consumers ' League, the American Red Cross, Associated Jewish Charities, Licit Avail, Juvenile Protective Sodality and an
Women struggled with the limited clothing options, few job opportunities, had unrealistic beauty standards, and did not have the ability to achieve a higher education. The women’s rights movement improved women’s lives by breaking stereotypes and changing women’s ideals. The women of the 20th century, often struggled with beauty and fashion restricting their clothing options. Women were often described to be weak and a symbol of being delicate and fragile. In the 50’s, women were simply expected to get married to a wealthy man, stay at home, and raise children while her husband worked to provide for the family.
A majority of flappers were women's suffrage activist. According to "American-Historama.org", "The 'New Women' of the 1920s had been given the right to vote.... could attend college, get a job or career..... clamoring to learn how to drive" This shows how the introduction of the "New Women" were influential because before the 1920s, women were housewives and had little education. However, on August 18, 1920, women were finally given the right to vote. This means that their issues such as alcohol, child labor would now be addressed. In addition, many of the "New Women" fought for equal education and job opportunities.
When militarism became a huge deal, it not only meant that every country improved their army and navy, no it also meant the arms race and the government´s attitude. The Government attitude means that many generals had a huge influence on the government of the country, which led to problems, which then turned into long term problems, escalation into the war. This also meant that all the countries were very aggressive, but especially the government of Austria-Hungary and Germany were militaristic. At the time of 1914, the arm force was divided like that, that Germany had about 2,2 million soldiers, Austria-Hungary had about 810,000 Soldier and Russia had about 1,2 million soldiers. When on country improved their army and general armed force, all the other had the idear to grow, causing every country to grow bigger and better.
As stated earlier, Obama shares his personal experiences of growing up with his grandmother and a single mother and witnessing the roles of women flourish since then. By comparing and contrasting the roles of women from earlier times to the current roles of women in society, the audience is able to grasp the progress that women have made over time, as well as the way women are viewed and treated. “In my lifetime we’ve gone from a job market that basically confined women to a handful of often poorly paid positions to a moment when women not only make up roughly half of the workforce but are leading in every sector, from sports to space, from Hollywood to the Supreme Court”. As he describes, women used to only be exposed to a few jobs that provided little financial benefits for them, compared to today, where women are successful in pursuing careers high up in the business industry, government, professional sports
She built schools to educate the children and created jobs so the parents could make a living (721). Addams recruited many immigrants and lower class citizens into the National American Woman Suffrage Association, making the organization population range from settlement-house workers to the highly educated people. By 1917, the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s population had grown to be over 2 million people fighting for woman suffrage and soon enough their relentless work began to pay off
Recruiters sought them out relentlessly, feeling young women were easy to instruct”(69). Made it seem like that she meant for the men to seem controlling and demeaning towards the women. In conclusion, The Girls of Atomic City drew on the lives of the women of lived there who are now in their eighties and nineties. It brings back a remarkable and forgotten moment of American history and Kiernan captures the spirit of these courageous women. It is the result of seven years of research and interviews with the surviving girls and takes us behind the scenes into the lives of these
They served important roles maintaining farms and many became farm managers. They strictly followed the seasons and other agricultural events while running plantations. “The Southern shortage of labor was so severe that even some black women, free and enslaved, found new opportunities to work for wages.” For elite women, many volunteered because they were wealthy enough to not need wages and instead took positions of authority for their volunteer work.  Women who worked for wages included immigrants, free colored women and working class white women because they needed the money in order to take care of their families.  While African American women did receive wages for their work many free and enslaved African American women held jobs that were more physically difficult and daunting than white working class women.
It is now considered normal for a woman to have a job alongside her husband. Women have the option of whether they want to stay at home with their children and take care of the household or if they want to work. Even in some instances now, stay-at-home mothers are being criticized and judged by working mothers and independent women because they believe that stay-at-home mothers are dependent on their husband for economic matters. But, nonetheless, it illustrates that women can be just as successful as a man in these times. In fact, women, currently, make up 58% of the work force, while, a century ago (1914), the percentage of women working was only at 18%.
Motherhood was the highest calling a women could aspire in that period. A married woman was a dependent, like an underage child or a slave, and could not own property in her own name, she could not sue or sign contracts on her own. As the years passed, in 1980, this ideal of women evolved a bit, married women stayed the same but single women started getting jobs, but people viewed single women with pity and scorn. Women with minimal skills took jobs in factories. Women with some level of education found jobs as nurses or teachers and some office jobs were available to women who showed proper manners and