Throughout American society, Women have been downgraded in the face of men. In america’s past, women were seen purely as housewives, and had no place in a higher position. Today women have many more rights, putting them on much more equal terms as men. With this, women have shown their capabilities and their worth to society, leading its progression, and proving that the arguments of the anti-suffrage movement were initially the opposite of what women could really do. The arguments that women’s place is only at home and that men have the sole job of running government and society has been proven wrong by women in contemporary society.
This war was the beginning of it all, it created the United States, and it unified us as a country. Before the American Revolution, we were under strict British control. Yes, we had right, but they had to be granted to us. But that would all change post-war. Also the war inspired others, it changed the life’s of women, and it gave some power to more ordinary people, not just the elites and changed more of the social aspects of society.
In Antebellum America, gender roles were an important factor in how society ran socially and politically. A middle to upper class woman in the North would rarely be seen outside her home. Women were to be submissive, fragile and stay inside the bounds of their private sphere, which was the home. Men were to be the breadwinners, masculine, and politically engaged. Gender roles in the South were somewhat different than that of the North, but were still heavily patriarchal.
Based on if you were a woman or a person of color the laws and promises of a free country did not apply. It was unfair that the color of their skin or if they were women determine what rights they had. They were divided into a nation that was supposed to bring people together as one. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness did not exist at the time. The unfair and lack of rights the Declaration of Independence stated that “all men are equal” did not apply to all.
The Women’s Movement was a symbolic movement in achieving political and civil equality. It assisted women lifestyles in the United States, granting them equal opportunities as men. Therefore, the Equal Rights Amendment guaranteed equal rights with men and the Equal Pay Act guaranteed equal pay. But these opportunities rarely helped women since they were prohibited and discriminated from universities and communal school, young girls have to be taught at home by mothers due to the segregation from males and females. In the 1960s, organizations were predominantly constructed for women since they were driven away from society of men and can’t attend schools and colleges.
It gave women the right to vote which had an enormous impact on American society and culture and subsequently lead to other major benefits for women. Women didn’t have many rights before the Women’s Suffrage Movement. They could not vote, couldn’t own any property after marriage, or if married couldn 't keep their own wages. Men could of beaten their wife
One defining feature of democracy is that all people are equals, and America was certainly not displaying that at all. One of colonial America’s works in progress were individual or human rights. While white, Christian males were given rights, many others didn’t share the same privileges. One example of this is how in colonial America during marriage, “...things belonging to the wife, the husband gains possession of in marriage…”(Document 4: Title Page from The Lady’s Law).
women in general were not respected and in most aspects during this time period they were either child rearing or working out of factories. You could not possibly treat women like fragile individuals who weren 't compotent enough to vote or enjoy basic rights men were given but hardened enough to work for wages in facotories. you could not expect women to rear children and not inqure more about their secuality in general and this is what fueled this new feminism. The goal of new feminism was to let women enjoy the basic rights males were taken for granted. What the new feminist movement tried to accomplish was freedom freedom mentaly, freedom to have children or the freedom to choose not to, the freedom to marry or to experiment sexually basically to not be tied down by stereotypical gender
Women of the progressive era felt they were being left out from developing careers. “So some women enrolled in new women colleges, some middle class women had become physicians, lawyers, engineers, scientist and managers. But moreover women jobs that society felted were suitable for them such as
Before World War I, women were not seen as equals to men. Until only recently, women being treated like garbage was nothing out of the ordinary. Their only significance in society’s view was to have children, clean the house, and cook for the family. Women were rarely found living without a husband because they were thought to be unable to support themselves financially. These oppressing ideas were only tiny sparks to the flame women would unleash once
In the book “First Generations Women in Colonial America” by Carol Berkin explains to us how women back then were treated differently from now. They experienced awful situations. Carol explains that back then men thought that’s their wives were considered as their land. Men believed that once they married a woman that they could do anything to them and treat them the way they wanted. Men had no respect to women.
If you ask an American what it was like in the 1920’s I am sure you would get a completely different answer than if you asked an Immigrant. In School we are taught about the “Jazz Age.” We talk about the jazz music, movies, and flappers, but what people don't realize, is that there are two different ways people lived and acted during this time period. The “New Immigrants” who came from foreign countries such as Poland, Romania, and Italy did not have the same experiences as the Americans. These immigrants were treated differently because they spoke differently and had different religions and customs.
Eric Hoffer once wrote, “We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually, it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.” The American revolution, according to David Dzurec took place, “Between 1770 and 1776, as the American relationship with Britain disintegrated” (432). Relationships were destroyed when the British started imposing unfair taxes to their colonies without an agreement of any sort. With the colonists being unable to pay their taxes, a rebellion was declared.
If you were to halt a random person on the streets of a large city and ask them to explain exactly how America came to be, chances are they wouldn’t be able to answer solidly. Well, unless they happen to be a history teacher. Although, most American citizens don’t even know who the ruler of England was when the 13 colonies came. There’s a lot of misconceptions, too. Like how Columbus ‘discovered’ America and that George Washington was the first president.
Religion heavily altered and transformed America throughout the New World into the 21st century. Religion affects the way a person believes and behaves, which plays an enormous role in how a person’s life turns out. Religion influenced a politician’s decisions, decided who could hold office and who would be hired. Religion has influenced politics in a positive way. Before religion was heavily involved in politics, politicians made decisions for the betterment of the country, not the people.