(Source1) In some parts of the country even though women had rights the father or husband would tell the daughter or wife who to vote for. Sadly neither of them got a chance to vote but sparked a movement. The effects for a short while and a forever were Women had rights, Colleges accepted women in as students, they got to vote after a little while, women could now own property , the Congress passed laws that protected women, women were being accepted and noticed more, they could work jobs that were closed off to them before the movement. The only person who lived long enough to cast a vote who also signed the “Declaration of Sentiments” was Charlotte Wood
When the war broke out in August 1914, thousands of women lost their jobs in dressmaking, millenary and jewellery making. Many were in the search for work and wanted to help in the war effort. The introduction of conscription in 1916 led to an increase in the number of women employed in all sectors of the economy. Women gained access to a whole range of jobs that had been previously preserved for men and many questioned whether women were fit to do the work. Although women proved themselves to be hard working and just as capable of doing work as the opposite gender, many also struggled due to the work being dangerous and the poor safety regulations at the time, as source A8 shows.
In some parts of the country and in some occupations, such as the Lancashire textile mills, they were expected to carry on working after they married. 2. Why were women workers needed in the war? Women were needed to fill the vacant jobs left by men who had gone to fight. 3.
They would work as stenographers, seamstresses, weavers, and typewriters. Some of these women wanted to have a new and exciting life. A life where they did not have to marry young and settle down, they were independent. Jobs opened up in retail establishments, offices, and factories, giving single, young women new options. Many states required both genders to have education.
The jobs that were previously done by men were now opened up to women. A typical man’s job, which comprised of working in the munitions factories, shipyards, farm, coal mines, drivers or bus conductors were now filled by women. The reason that this dramatic change occurred was because the men of the country were away fighting in the war. The war did not only create jobs at home but it also provided them with a chance to experience the outer world. It offered many women great opportunities to volunteer for the uniform services e.g.
Although Taylor initially tries to avoid becoming part of an extended family, she eventually embraces it. As she tells Estevan, "I spent the first half of my life avoiding motherhood and tires, and now I'm counting them as blessings" (144). Lou Ann gets to enjoy being a part of a family, as well, because she gives so much to them. This is why she is more a part of Angel's family than he is. When the two women form a family together, they are able to support one another and their children.
When the war started and the men left, women had to take the empty places of the men who were at war. They showed that they could manage work, family and home all together. Although women was not recognised to be an equal as men immediately during or a few years after the war, but it did show the fact that women were as able as men and showed that they could manage as well as
They have had to fight for the right to gain employment. They have had to struggle to gain acceptance and respect from the opposite sex. At one point, they have even had to fight to join the military. There are many hurdles that women have had to jump over, but not nearly as many as they had to in the 1970’s. And although women have come far, they have
Shawna Smith Stephanie McConnell His 201 C21 12 March 2013 The Many Ways Woman Contributed in the Revolutionary War Although the Revolutionary war was mostly fought by men, thousands of women made many contributions to the war effort. They accomplished this in many different ways. Some of those ways include but are not limited to: keeping the plantation running and child care, being nurses at the encampment, being cooks at the encampments, doing laundry, some even disguised themselves as men and enlisted, and some fought beside their husbands on the battle field. In the following paragraphs I will give proof that woman contributed in the ways mentioned above. The revolutionary war may have been harder to deal with if not for
In 1875, “African American males finally won suffrage rights in the state constitution,” but women were still denied the right until the 19th amendment passed in 1920. This prohibited United States citizens being denied the right to vote on the basis of their sex. In the end, African Americans, Latinos, and women took harsh pain and suffrage to get where they are today. Literacy tests, Jim Crow laws, grandfather clauses, poll taxes kept African Americans and Mexican Americans from voting either because they couldn’t read, didn’t have enough money or they did have family decent from the US. Women unfortunately were put in the background and forgotten about until they spoke up.