These women were still not treated equally because it was seen out of their normal role to work. The media was portraying two ideals that many women struggled to fulfill. Being a good mother/wife and working for your country. After the end of world war one women lost their jobs to the returning soldiers. But after having jobs many women felt more independent and a new fashion emerged.
They acted as cooks, laundresses and nurses. There were even soldiers and spies that were women. After the revolution, women advocated for higher education. In the early 1800’s women aided in the increase of factories, and the changing of American society. Women in America were an important and active part of achieving independence and the framing of American life over the years.
Women were considered physically and emotionally weak but artistic, moral, and refined. This is basically stated in Document A where a woman converts another woman to show how good and moral women are. As time went on many women did not get married so they could have some type of freedom. During this time period, women were allowed to work but they worked for lower wages even though they worked just as long and hard as men. Women most commonly worked as teachers, domestic workers, or mill workers.
The Changing Role of Women: Identify the new ways that women were involved in society in the United States. Be sure to include organizations that developed, meetings they held and actions they took, and results of those actions. As the century immediately following the American Revolution, the 19th century experienced a rise in feminism as it harbored the first feminist movement in America. Although some women chose to embrace their “roots” by retaining their domestic sphere of influence, many women began to show discontent with the limited number of rights women held. Soon enough, the fight for women’s rights resulted in women gaining more prominence in society.
For several years women were capable of juggling both the male and female roles and yet still earned very little respect in society. During the fight, many anti-feminists preached on a daily basis to practically anyone who would listen, their opinion in regards to women. One example is from Edward H. Clarke, a successful author, ... ... middle of paper ... ...0,000 a year (Glazer 24). Several evaluations have been made with an outcome that women at a younger age before child bearing years are most likely to get the job compared to women after or during the childbearing years because it is noticed as being less responsibility when one’s not attached to children. Works Cited Glazer, Sarah.
During the war, many women made items for the war effort and ran farms and businesses in the absence of their husbands. After the Revolution, American women, for the fir... ... middle of paper ... ...erty, so they searched for evidence and found some in the bible that says servants should abide by their leaders. The right to own property let individual hold their freedom while still being able to keep their slaves, and although to slaves America was not becoming freer, to Americans having the right to own slaves made them believe that American was becoming freer. After the revolution women gained freedom due to the great impact they had while fighting in the revolution, the free government made the citizens in control in choosing their new leader and the right to possess’ property made it “legal” for individuals to own slaves. Although the expansion of slavery undermines the freedom of America, I believe that America was indeed becoming liberated due to the growth of women’s rights, the development of a free government, and the right to posses their belongings.
Berkin gives us true stories introducing us to ordinary women of all social classes who were involved and affected by the Revolution War. Before the Revolution, women were not allowed a voice in the political world. They almost had no rights, especially if they were married. They were granted fewer opportunities than men. Women were to stay at home care for the household and family.
The War allowed the women to get rid of their home life and move into a more prominent role allowing them to change the way society looked at them. The war not only facilitated employment but it also facilitated Women’s Movements. Throughout the 19th and 20th century women pushed for the chance to redeem themselves within and unaccepting and cruel society. Women tried to participate and be involved as much as they possibly could because of the need for their rights. Astonishingly enough by the end of 1914 there was 5.09 million women out of the 23.8 million employed in the military commerce.
At the beginning, before the war and before Hitler took power, they felt as if Liberalism was not doing anything for them and it wasn't working to anyone's advantage. "Like their male counterparts, Nazi women expressed contempt for democracy, liberalism, individualism, and decadence." (Koonz 97) The women were working long, hard hours in factor... ... middle of paper ... ... and were experiencing their own individuality. The war allowed women to make decisions, and it gave them a chance to fight for their right's. And there is no doubt that the consequences of the World War's (discrimination, job cuts, wage inequalities) led to the development of many of the civil rights movement's of the 1950's.
Would having won the American Revolution have been a possibility without the help of women? In Carol Berkin’s book Revolutionary Mothers, she discusses the role the women played in the American Revolution and the significance. Berkin writes about how the women had a huge role, from raising money to making supplies for the soldiers. In the book, Berkin sheds light on the rarely discussed side on the revolution, the role of the various groups of women during the war. In the book, Revolutionary Mothers, Berkin writes about the importance of women during the American Revolution.