"Over the past century, women in the United States and around the world have made great strides in the fight to gain economic, social and political equality. Since 1950, the percentage of women participating in the labor force has nearly doubled, from about 34 percent of women holding jobs outside the home. . . " Although men hated the fact that women wanted the right to vote and
Women fought more than two hundred years in order to got the rights that were guaranteed to man in the constitution of the united states. Even if the revolution of the United States against the colonial Great Britain gave them more consideration among the society especially regarding the education of their children with the republican motherhood aspect, women were not equal to men and they were totally dependent of their husband for their entire life. Then, the civil war appeared in April 1861; during this war, which is considered as the bloodiest war of the American history, women were really involved and contributed a lot to help soldiers both of the confederated and of the union side. Some women engaged herself as nurse and gave care to the soldiers. Other tried to collect funds in order to provide food, uniforms and other things the soldiers needed.
Why did it take so long for America to allow women’s suffrage during the Progressive Era? Progressives in America did analyze and attempt to solve the unjust and unfair problems that emerged with the increasing number of immigrants, unregulated businesses, urban cities, and economic disparity. There was exploitation of people by the rich and powerful. Even though women contributed behind the scenes during wars and started to represent in work forces, there was still opposition towards their right to vote. At that time, men of the country probably had the notion that women were still not educated enough to be involved in politics.
Within the Triangle Waist Company factory a fire broke out, killing 145 employees. Throughout the early 1900s, labor conditions within the United States of America were unbearable. Including unreasonable pay, half-day shifts and unsafe factory environments, the day events would change would soon follow March 25, 1911. Enclosed within “The Triangle Fire” written by Jo Ann E. Argersinger, are wisely selected stories that speak to individuals reading them. Each document specifies the impact the Triangle Fire had on these young women, both mentally and physically.
The Great War was a horrible catastrophe which led many men and women to sacrifice their lives. It was described as “the war to end all wars”, which was a global disaster and many troops were excited to join the war and fight for their country. The Great War originated in Europe and lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918. In this time Canadian women contributed enormously. They donated their own time to the production of munitions, as nurses on the front lines, fundraised for the war effort, and maintained their homes and farms.
In the west states women were valued for how much they contributed VI. After women got the right to vote, they took men’s jobs while they were at war, and soon started joining to military. The Code of Hammurabi let women serve as judges, witnesses, and scribes. Once the Civil War past women could get a better education and could be nurses and teachers. It was also a slow-developing but nation-wide movement led by women, produced the Women’s Suffrage Movement and eventually, the right to
As political history specialist Richard J. Walton contends, “at a time when women were usually relegated in political campaigns to stamping envelopes and other such 'women 's work,’ the Progressive Party gave women substantive jobs and campaigned for broader women’s rights.” For instance, Wallace “included policies on women in the workforce in his campaign platform [...] and (their) ability to work both inside and outside of the home.” As well as advocating for women’s rights, Henry Wallace fought to break racial and ethnic barriers, at a time when racism was institutionalized in some parts of the country. In a speech delivered in New York City, on September 12th, 1946, Henry Wallace said, The price of peace - for us and for every nation in the world - is the price of giving up prejudice, hatred, fear and ignorance....
National American Women Suffrage Association did good work that was beneficial for women. Carrie Chapman Catt, a long-time campaigner for votes for women, served as president of the National American Women Suffrage Association from 1900-1904 and again from 1915-1920. National American Women Suffrage Association decides that they all need is the national campaign to change the law across the country rather than doing state wise, so they started the petition and got hundreds and thousands of signatures, and sent it to Congress. President Wilson supported women for the right to vote to support the amendment of constitution granting women right to vote, however, most in America were opposed to the first World War. Catt's strategy bore fruit when Congress in 1918 as women supported in WW1; moreover, by the end of the war all of the people were faired to agree for women to right to vote and that resulted in 19th Amendment.
During the Second World War, after many of the men left to join the battle overseas, women were once again given the task of running the nation, and in order to do so they took over traditionally ‘masculine’ jobs, such as working in munitions bunkers, and on farms. By doing so, women were able to keep the economy running, which helped pay for war efforts and even provided the nation with more jobs. Contrary to WWI, women were now encouraged to take on more jobs directly related to the ongoing war. For instance, on the home front, an approximation of 35 000 women were working in munitions factories, making the artillery for the soldiers. Not to mention, for the first time in Canadian history, new positions in the military such as Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENS) and the Women Division (WD) in The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) were created so that women were able to contribute more towards the war efforts.
The Erie Canal caused women to finally work outside of the house. If you read the source, "National Park Service", you can see that the Erie Canal caused more jobs to be created than just the men could handle. This caused women to work and realize the injustice of their gender. Women started to rebel and hold conventions like the Seneca Falls Women 's Rights Convention in 1848. They held this meeting at a thriving town that had a prosperous community, so they had great chances of people, especially women, showing up and listening to what they had to say.
WORLD WAR 1 ERA AMERICAN WOMEN August 15, 1917 Women take over men 's jobs By: Alexander Rodriguez Before entering the war women were only housewives but it all changed when the United States joined the war. American women started replacing men 's jobs as the men left their jobs to go serve for the United States in the war. The number of employed women raised by a lot in many industries. “There has been a sudden influx of women into such unusual occupations as bank clerks, ticket sellers, elevator operator, chauffeur, street car conductor, railroad trackwalker, section hand, locomotive wiper and oiler, locomotive dispatcher, block operator, drawbridge attendant, and employment in machine shops, steel mills, powder and ammunition
Women at home and serving America This paper seeks to address where women contributed the most during WW2. Did women have a greater contribution to the war efforts through their work in factories, voluntary work or organization, or their service in the military/nursing? American women played an important role during the World War II, both at home and in uniforms. Not only did these women give their sons, husbands, fathers, and brothers to the war efforts, they gave their time, energy, and some had even given their lives.
Even though there was an increase in employment for women, younger women who had small children were left with very little options for employment opportunities. An American social and cultural figure was created during this time called, Rosie the Riveter, she was created to recruit women into these “male” jobs or industrial jobs during the war. As the war ended, so did the flood of women’s employment in these industrialized jobs. Women
The Civil war brought large amounts of despair for people of both the North and the South. However, women during this time period were subject to a new sense of opportunity that would that would influence many to become leaders and take on important roles both on and off the battlefield. On the battle field many women were nurses and helped take care of soldiers who were wounded while others actually fought in the war disguised as men. Furthermore, women had important roles besides helping on the frontlines. Many took on new roles at home when the men in the family left to fight in the war.
She was portrayed as a fearless girl who could do anything equivalent to a man could do during that time, but still a pretty girl. She was originally based on a munitions worker but was mainly and fictitious character . Rosie was there to recruit women for the munitions industry to help serve the country. The munitions industry included in creating and distributing industrial war gear such as building planes, bombs, tanks and other weapons for war .