The legacy of the progressive movement was largely positive. During the progressive era Americans made great improvements in their way of life. Many Americans believed that the previous years of rapid industrialization and urbanization of America had created problems that needed correction. Progressives believed that, “direct purposeful human intervention was essential to ordering and bettering society.” One of the most noteworthy features of the progressive era was women and their role in reform movements. Women played and very important role in helping pass state and federal laws that regulated everything from conditions of woman and child labor to outlawing the manufacturing and selling of alcohol.
Roosevelt was the president. He helped end the Great Depression. When he was elected president, he helped open new jobs for people who lost their job when the depression started(The American Journey). Frances Perkins was the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet. She was picked by FDR to be in his cabinet so she could speak on behalf of the U.S.A women.
The representation of women has been forever changed since the introduction of Rosie. Rosie showed that women weren’t just housewives. She showed that women were able to take on the same jobs as men, and she also helped women to join the workforce in order to help the United States win the
The novel also shows the reader a positive aspect of immigrant life and work ethic in a part of American history that otherwise would not have shared an immigrant’s story at all. Many immigrants were coming to America from countries all over Europe durning the 18th and late 19th century. As it is in real life, Immigrant families in My Ántonia gravitated to America because of the promise of better circumstances, “…America big country; much money, much land for my boys, much husband for my girls.” (Pg. 37). Nebraska, which was mostly unsettled at the time, would of been one of the main targets for immigrants interested in pursuing the “American Dream” by settling the western frontier.
Jane Addams was born September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois. She was the eighth of nine children, and her father was a rich industrialist. In her lifetime she was a pioneer and social worker in America, and received her Bachelor's degree from Rockford College for women.She was also a progressive hero because she helped the community become a better place by helping people in need. Addams enjoyed helping people, and her visit to the Toynbee Hall inspired her to create something similar to it. She leased a home called the Hull House, which was in the less fortunate areas of Chicago.
She starts to create power by bringing in historical events that were very powerful themselves. She does this by addressing MLK’s speech and how the “dreams of a personal nature as well as dreams of a better world” (Finch) are powerful and worth fighting for. She is comparing the dreams of women being able to participate in the Olympics and the dreams of a better world. As in, women having the right to participate in the Olympics by vetoing for softball would be creating a better world for women. She is effective here because she is using power and history in her writing to persuade her audience.
Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Stanton was a radical reformer for women's rights, many people may not know who she was or what significance she held for women today. In the book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s Rights by Lois W. Banner, the reader gets to learn more about her, her family and what her importance was from 1815 to 1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She was born to a lawyer that had no problem expressing favoritism toward his son and a mother who was sweet and taught her children to follow their dreams.
Gender provided a useful category for the League’s member activism in the mid-twentieth century. League members were motivated by their experiences as mothers, those experiences embolden them to claim a voice (Shulte 4). Women were not only doing the things they did for themselves but also for their children and to better their future. The League of Women Voters fought for women’s new found right and tried to get more
The 1920s was new start for women. Not only did they obtain the right to vote, but contraception was becoming popularized. Women were becoming more progressive not only with their ideas, but with their fashion as well. They began to lose the drab and conservative clothing of the older times, and began to reach for the new and more revealing clothing. When most people think of the 1920s many think of flappers and how they help revolutionize women to who were are today.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about the economic and social changes during the 1920s. We had new inventions like the automobile, televisions, and refrigerators. These creations created jobs in factories and helped the economy grow. Women gained new roles in society and finally won the right to vote. There was a drastic increase in women having jobs during this time.
Her family sent her out to the US during the mass immigration, to earn enough income for her family not expecting a change in tradition. She reinforces her idea of her role in society and attached to the meaning of democratic society. Immigrating to America, Ruggles from “Ruggles of Red Gap”, like the women in Jewish society first experienced equality. Jewish women and Ruggle felt the significance of self worthiness after experiencing equal opportunity. Tradition eastern European
Following the Market Revolution the ideals of American Womanhood were reinterpreted due to many social reforms, abolitions movements, and the fight for political equality. Many social reforms took place between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The Market Revolution led to many of the social changes for women at this time. Both men and mostly single women began to find work outside of their family farms. Young girls would often find work at Lowell factories.
She embodied the Suffrage Convention in Washington DC the same year.”(Thefamouspeople.com) In 1898, one of her greatest works of nonfiction was published, “Women and Economics” and others like The Home: Its Work and Influence (1903) and Does a Man Support His Wife? (1915). “A feminist, she called for women to gain economic independence, and the work helped cement her standing as a social theorist.”(Bio.com) Gilman’s second marriage was much more successful than the first one. This time she married her first cousin, Houghton Gilman, after spending a significant amount of time with him. She married him in 1900 and the marriage maintained until Houghton’s death in 1934.