Final women essay question

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Describe the final push for woman suffrage in the early twentieth century .Consider leadership, membership, strategy, tactics, goals, and any other factors you consider relevant. What were the most important reasons leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment?
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The formation of the national American womens suffrage association reformulated the strategy of pushing for womens suffrage. They drew in uninvolved classes of women: wealthy to working class. With a large and diverse movement of women demanding to vote, politicians and legislators were gradually compelled to act. Early 1900’s, states start to allow womens suffrage. By 1920, the 19th amendment is ratified.
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Were American women \”liberated\” in the 1920’s- why or why not? Give at least four examples to support your position.
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yes: – 1920 league of women voters formed: lobbying, voter education, train to be good citizens. -flapper: live for the day, challenge social norms with short hair, scandalous clothing, unnerving sexual activity, birth control. no: -workforce was scarce after the war, sexual discrimination -miss america pageants, objectifying women unrealistically
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Discuss several ways American women were impacted by the Great Depression and the New Deal. Have examples for three different groups of American women and identify specific issues and concerns each group faced.
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-african american women were the first to be fired in industrial jobs -married women would be fired because they shouldn’t be working if their husbands were working -500,000 latino/a’s were involuntarily deported from the u.s. -francis perkins first woman cabinet member -new deal still very gender discriminatory, only work for men -new deal resisted giving african american women jobs during harvest season
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How did World War II affect the lives of American women? Have examples for three different groups of American women and identify and discuss specific issues and concerns each group faced.
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-japanese women had bleak opportunities. most were sent to internment camps – african american women were discriminated against at the hands of the federal government’s segregated military establishment. the navy prohibited african american men and women from serving. -mexican women who had difficulty before the war finding jobs now found it easier as employers stopped asking for proof of legalization because they needed all the workers they could get
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What was the \”culture of conformity\” of the 1950’s and how did it impact and affect American women? How did Betty Friedan question this \”culture of conformity?\” Was she successful-explain why or why not.
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the culture of conformity was the happy housewife mold that women were expected to be no matter what. many women thought that something was wrong with them because they did not want what society said they should want. she explains that it’s okay to want something more than your husband, your kids, and your home. she explains how many women have broken from the conformity to pursue education and these are the women who have secured the right for women to vote,the right for education, and the right for a career. i think that she was successful because she interviewed many full-time housewives who were unsatisfied with their lives and simply tried to fulfill that dissatisfaction with housework.

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