Womens Liberation Movement of 1960's

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Sarah Navarra Word Count: 1 602 Minority Essay [1]On August 18 1790, George Washington sent a letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport and spoke about the importance of tolerance. He states, “if we had wisdom to make the best use of the advantages with which we are now favored, we cannot fail, under the just administration of a good government, to become great and happy people”; he means that society needs the wisdom to be able to understand what we have in order to be happy. What the nation had was diversity, prosperity, and liberty but did not take advantage of it. George Washington was in complete favor of tolerance of all people to be able to practice their natural rights. He stresses the importance of inalienable rights that cannot be taken away. This is important because as minorities, women were not being treated with their full rights given by the constitution, it is evident that tolerance and acceptance would be the cure. Imagine the life of a woman just before the 1960s. [2]Women were denied basic civil rights, “trapped” in their homes and discriminated in the workforce. When the 1960’s came along and men were enlisted into World War II, women had the chance to work the jobs of men and have a say in the government. [3]During World War II over six million women were working and filled the position of the men in factories or on farms. Also about 200,000 women served in the war. This is evident that women were finally given the chance to work. Once the war-ended women got laid off from their jobs as men took them back. The postwar culture embraced a contradiction between the tensions of domestic ideals and individual success. This was hard for women because during World War II expectations were raised of what life could be like. Women believed it was possible to imagine these duel roles to experience economic dependence; however this ends
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