Though the failure of stopping the rise of Nazism is certainly the most well-known failure the failure perceived by the people, especially the women, may well be just as significant. How could a government that gave women suffrage fail them more than one that was not only masculine, but a borderline misogynist? Weimar may have been free, but it was not earned freedom. It was a liberal state that was implemented far too quickly and left citizens “disoriented by a stagnant economy, humiliated by military defeat, and confused by new social norms among the urban youth” , which caused moral panic. Despite being given suffrage and the ability to be employed many women voted to return to a more classic system.
During the periods of 1890-1925 the Progressive Era diversified the role and responsibility of women by developing a workforce for women and promoting their political involvement. The role of women changed during the 1890s - 1920s,women became more important and were taken seriously. Although before the affection of economic and political developments of American women in the 1890s-1920s,they had no rights in the government,and were mainly know as a housewife. The consequence of the political developments advanced women to pursue their career and gain a better education.
Securing basic rights such as the right to work, vote, and participate in the public sphere were the essential goals of this generation. The early feminist movement ended with the 19th amendment and new issues of equal pay, birth control, and equal treatment were the introduced in the mid-twentieth century. Despite their downfalls, “…this generation of women… led the way in demanding that white women be treated differently than they had in the past” (Burge,
Women are too often fired from or forced out of jobs when their employers learn that they are pregnant or when they return to work after having a baby. Firing pregnant women or treating them differently than others has been illegal since 1978, when Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act but sadly employers still do that. Discrimination of pregnant workers makes women feel
However in 1920, the 19th Amendment passed and women get what they wanted which is the right to votes. The political reforms were a success because the government was making changes for all of the people
From Jane Addams speech in 1908, “Possibly the first step towards restoration is publicity as to industrial affairs, for we are all able to see only those things to which we bring the informing mind." Jane Addams and Florence Kelly are two women who were for African American rights especially for voting.
Austria Hungary wasn´t too happy with Serbia and declared war on them. Women and Change Before world war I many jobs were open to women were low paying and offered little chance of advancement. This situation started to change during the war, but most women such as a teacher were still expected to and their career once they married. Careers like medicine, law, and engineering and much of what was considered at the time were male jobs are closed to all women.
Throughout American history, propaganda pieces have been used to sway the public opinion on one matter or another. The famous Federalist Papers were used to sway the early American public to ratify the Constitution. The Civil War also heavily relied on propaganda to recruit soldiers and boost morale. At the turn of the 20th century, Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle was written as a propaganda piece on socialism, however, it was remembered for its cometary on the ethics of the meat packing industry.
Companies would ignore the women’s compliments of them being sexually abused and receiving sexual harassment. Its disappointing because this companies where the biggest cleaning companies and still had problems resolving these types of problems. I think it’s unfair because if this same problem happened inside an office or in a higher position, the company would have taken an immediate response to this problem and probably terminated the abuser in that same time. I think these companies de-value women’s work, because they see it as a simple task that they don’t need a degree or certificate to do it. Most of these women are undocumented and most of them don’t know their rights, which companies take advantage of
They’d stop their laughing if they knew her true name, if they knew that this ‘jewel thief’ could skin them alive without a knife” (Maas, 2012, Pg.88) She generally shows disgust towards who look down on women as tools instead of equals. They judged her because of her gender not because of her ability or skill. This is an important chapter because gender inequality is still a big issue in society.
One major change was women throughout the 1920s. The most important reason was equal suffrage. For the longest time, women were not allowed to vote because they were not recognized as worthy members of society. Many people, men and women alike, thought this was very unfair. On August 18th, 1920, women were granted their rights through the 19th Amendment.
When historical events are published it is mainly because these events have importance. The 19th amendment allowed women to have a voice which is why this topic is popular. This article narrows down the steps to the 19th amendment. The National Archives published an article in order to inform the importance of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. When women took this sacrifice it was so women become one step closer to having equal rights with men.
Throughout the first half of the 19th century, people worked to better their lives and reform the flaws they saw in society. The 1800's were what the American people at the time called the "era of good feeling", but there were still many problems within American society. These problems or "social ills" later led to the Reform Movement which targeted such ills. Groups of individuals were solely created to be the driving forces of this movement. The Reform Movement has greatly impacted the United States history.