In fact, the GNP in America grew 4.2% per year from 1920 to 1929 (“19th Amendment Change”). Before the passage of the 19th Amendment women could not serve on juries, women weren’t supposed to work, but they were supposed to stay home and cook and clean. Before the 19th Amendment women were only able to marry to ensure economic stability (Williamson). After the 19th Amendment, however, men began to see woman as more and more equal because of the fight they put up to obtain the right to vote and the help the provided by women throughout the war. The respect that women gained also helped them get better opportunities to higher education and stable job opportunities (Williamson).
The women’s rights movement being an extensive movement helped women to occupy better jobs and higher positions “Increased access to leadership positions is an important achievement because – in terms of gender – the field is more level now: some women will be allies, some are not, but no one is excluded only for being a woman”. Today, women can choose to occupy the jobs that were once titled only for men and they have an equal employment opportunity “Because of workplace rights, women enjoy freedom to work in almost any position they choose. They join the armed forces, work as cab drivers, own businesses and become executives in large corporations” Women can now become ministers, juries, senates, and even the president “1975 — In Taylor v. Louisiana, the court denies states the right to exclude women from juries….1981 — Sandra Day O’Connor is appointed as the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice… 1997 — Madeleine Albright is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State. She is the first woman in this position.”
The life of Women in the late 1800s. Life for women in the 1800s began to change as they pushed for more rights and equality. Still, men were seen as better than women, this way of thinking pushed women to break out from the limitations imposed on their sex. In the early 1800s women had virtually no rights and ultimately were not seen as people but they rather seen as items of possession, it wasn’t until the late 1800s that women started to gain more rights. The Civil War actually opened opportunities for women to gain more rights, because with many of the men gone to war women were left with the responsibilities that men usually fulfilled during that time period.
The success that occurred during the Gilded Age, were not so great, at first many women were not allow an education, but throughout time, many organizations open their doors to women, to be able to provide education opportunity to their communities. What I believe still has to be done is that many more colleges have to develop to assist many more women a proper education including: African American, Whites and Mexicans. By having a proper school system. Today this is still seen today, many women are being discrimination of the color of their skin, Today undocumented students, including men and women are being pushed away, for not being a US Citizen. These groups of student are fighting and protesting for their rights for an education.
I am hoping to obtain an A average in majority of my classes this semester so I can get into the nursing program for fall of my junior year. I know once I am in the nursing program I will be one step closer to my dream. I am very interested in becoming a Neonatal nurse because I want to help and save premature babies lives so they can grow up and have an opportunity to follow their dreams. Mary Being the first African American women led the way for me and other African Americans who have a passion to pursue nursing. I look up to Mary because she obtained her goals without any help and did not stop until she got where she was going.
This had much to do with World War I, which found many women taking over jobs when men went to war in order to support their families. While they still were not in many business jobs, many women were employed as clerks, typists, teachers, and nurses. In the article “Cookbooks and Law Books: The Hidden History of Career Women in Twentieth Century America” it is said that many women did not work solely to support their families, but for “a measure of personal economic independence…or simply for the sociability of working with other women” (Stricker, pg.1). Clearly, the 1920’s brought a bit more economic freedom to women. However, this was not always the case for many women.
The Women Suffrage movement is a very interesting topic in the United States. In the Pacific Northwest the movement of the women 's suffrage has a long in the history of good and bad time. This movement is very important in American history and its is important to the Pacific Northwest as it would shape not only the culture of the country, but change the way of life in Northwest even if some of the State did not want to give women the rights to vote. These women really want their freedom in the United States of America. This can be seen in many different articles of New Northwest and photos that were taken during the time of the women 's suffrage movement.
For nearly one hundred and fifty years, The United States of America claimed to be made “By the people, for the People” but denied the most basic rights to half of the population. Women were seen by American society as second-class citizens, existing exclusively to assist others and be subservient to men. Many women during this time did not agree on this topic and choose to fight back against the patriarchy. Women like this just wanted to have the same respect as any other man in society. The women who fought back were largely associated with the National Women Suffrage Association.
Women abolitionists became involved in the movement to abolish slavery by becoming a part of the discussion in the first meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Although women were running these organizations, they were not permitted to serve as delegates. The abolition of slavery would lead to the Women’s Rights Movement that many people would end up supporting. The movement overall was successful for women because of the organizational skills that were previously learned while they fought to end slavery. Sarah and Angelina Grimke were one of the first women in the 1830s who would rally against mixed crowds; practicing their first amendment of freedom of assembly.
This document written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, demanded social status equality as well as legal rights, and the right to vote. The successes of the Women’s Suffrage Movement was that the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. During this movement job opportunities were open to more women which also caused this movement to make working conditions better to work in and gave women a better paying wage. Women were also able to take birth control which worked on issues such as childbirth during the period.
Progress Of Women In The 1920 's and 30 's Back in the 1920 's women started becoming extremely significant in the society. Before then, women rarely found jobs that accumulated a high enough income to raise a family. However this act of sexism changed in the early years of the 1920 's, women began to get involved in male dominated jobs. This time it worked, women were finally getting their say in political issues and they eventually got the chance to speak up. The government realized the types of distress and discomfort women went through to keep a healthy lifestyle for their young ones.
It was because of this unfair treatment and restrictions, that women started to really question what it meant to be a women. This all lead to the Suffrage Movement. Necessary because it would make it illegal for any citizen, regardless of gender to be denied the right to vote. Not only this but, it granted that “All men and women are created equal,” and therefore have constitutional rights.
The women created the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 and also published The Revolution in Rochester, which was a newspaper. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was tied down by taking care of her seven children so Susan B. Anthony would travel and speak the speeches. Anthony helped Stanton also pass the Women’s Property Law of 1860. This law gave married women the rights to, “own property, engage in business, manage their wages and other income, sue and be sued, and be joint guardian of their children.” After being disappointed from not winning the vote from the 13th Amendment, they formed the National Women’s Suffrage Association. Later in the 1870s Susan B. Anthony was arrested because she voted in the 1872 election.
The rights and freedoms within slavery were centered around men and their rights. “There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about women” (pg. 321). Race issues impacted this movement greatly white women were thought as more
Since Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, it seems like the majority of the problem has been fixed. Catherine Hill, Ph.D., the vice president for research at the American Association of University Women wrote how the pay gap in the United States “affects women of all ages, races, and education levels”. Even if a woman has a Doctoral degree, lives in Washington D.C., and is Caucasian, the pay gap still exists. A man with that same backround would still be making more money yearly. However smaller the gender pay gap is becoming, it is obvious that it still exists, and it proves that discrimination also exists in America