During the time of the civil war women were banned from fighting. Being a soldier was seen as a man’s job and not a role for a lady to do. In general women’s role at this time was to take care of the children, clean the house and cook for the family. Most women didn’t have jobs unless they were a school teacher or as domestic servant, but once they got married they were expected to no longer work. The only women who worked after marriage were poor families who often sent their children to work at a young age.
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.
Women had always been considered lesser than man, and had few rights compared to men. They were expected to stay home and nurture the family. In 1848, many women refused to allow their rights to be “compromised” and held the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. One of these women was Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She played a huge role in the women’s rights movement and became one of its founders.
The women were so important because they took a stand, and stood with it. The women were more independent than ever. Women were able to attend college, to gain more knowledge. Women gaining more education was the biggest fear, they feared that if women gained more education that they would take over and basically rule the world. The men enjoyed having power of women before the Renaissance, but they enjoyed women being “dumber” even more.
Women could not go to work and make money, in the south they stayed at home and did work inside the house and cooked. “Mayella looked as if she tried to keep clean…” (Doc A; Chapter 18) All women had expectations to live by. Men in the 1930’s went to work everyday trying to make money so their family could survive.
In the 1960s women were limited in almost every aspect from their work place to their families. During this time period about 38% of women who worked mostly occupied the jobs as teachers, nurse, or secretaries. In 1962 a women by the name of Betty Friedan wrote a book called “The Feminine Mystique”. This book focused on college educated housewives who felt trapped in the system. Friedan shocked the world by contradicting the role of what a housewife is supposed to do.
The progressive era was a historical movement in time where extensive social activism and political reform were taking place all across America. If would be inadequate to say that one class of women, either the working class or the middle class, were affected more or less than the other by this era. They were both handing different forms of change and reform, but all of equal value. The working class women were piloting research, implementing reformation programs, attempting to increase wages, improve working conditions, and lobbying legislation to make positive changes. Amongst the working class women were many notable women that changed history.
All throughout history women have been the one to be seen as weak and unable to provide or seen as a minor thing compared to men no matter the race or color. The role of the women has always been to stay home in order to cook and clean for the husband for when he came from work, and to provide the husband with children which were used to help out with the labor around the house. Ever since before ! 972 women have struggled to get their voices heard, women were not allowed to vote or have freedom of speech. The majority of women didn't have the opportunity to get an education.
Several courageous individuals paved the way for the female generations to follow, each obtaining more rights than the previous. The suffrage movement, supported by some extremely brave ladies, ultimately allowed housewives the opportunity to be anything
Women were also expected to stay at home and cook food and take care of the children and whatever house work needed to be done. Some women were allowed to have jobs but it wasn’t any factory jobs or major work like the guys did that didn’t believe the girls could do better or at all. Girls were either nurses, secretaries or servants. After World War I started the jobs did change, women
The feminist movement has blossomed over the past three hundred years and has aided women with gaining the equal right to vote, have an education and be their own reverenced person. Although we have a long way to go, women and many more people owe these rights to Abigail Adams. She was the wife to the second president of the United States, John Adams. Abigail believed in many different ideas that are kindred to the values we have today. Our society today has been striving to give women and people of color more liberation when it comes to ownership of their bodies, opinions and rights to live.
The contributions provided by Anthony led to a lifetime of new rights and opportunities for both women and slaves. Men dominated the workforce, the government,
that society has faced as a problem within ourselves. The difference between the feminist and the people who participated in the women’s suffrage is that the women’s suffrage was majority female activist. Today feminist is made up from anyone who is male or female, black or white, heterosexual or homosexual. The Women’s Suffrage Movement and Civil Right Movement also had its many differences and many similarities to them both, but in the long run they both had meaningful impact in our world as today and many overcomes during the journey of
As Ruth Rosen explains throughout her book, The World Split Open, the Women’s Rights Movement certainly resulted in significant changes in the way Americans perceived the woman’s role in a variety of situations. From home to academia to politics, the women’s movement helped to make the changes necessary so that women would be respected and treated as equals in any field they chose to pursue. Of the changes that stemmed from the movement in the 1970s, the unity and collaboration that exists among women is one of the most historically significant because of the way it influenced so many women from vastly different lifestyles. To begin, Rosen often discussed the “nameless” problems that plagued women throughout the 1950s and into the 60s. Too often, millions of