The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era were times of great change for women in the United States, and women entered into a new standard of living. As times progressed and new advances were made in both society and technology, people had to learn how to adapt to those changes while still being an asset and following societal rules. The purpose of this paper is to acknowledge the reformations and changes brought to people and society by women during the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. Regardless of where women may have moved to and lived during these times of expansion and industry, women were determined to not revert back to the roles they had been put in for so long. The purpose of these changes and new roles was to advance society and make everyone equal, but not every woman accepted the changes given to them or received the same kind of treatment due to various differences. Ultimately, the reformations made by women during this time would shape future movements fighting for the same cause.
Throughout history, society has classified women and their roles and potential within a given society. There have been reasons in the past for this fact, which have included religious oppression and portraying of their role. The initial idea of a women’s place being in the home taking care of the children and looking after the home, this is still common in today’s society. Women now have a new found ability to fulfill their dreams and have achieved an independence that few would have perceived. Modern day society accepts the fact that sex should not determine your place within it, however, how did it get to this point? To find out, we will discuss some of the major events over time that have carved the modern day woman and the role
During the late 1800’s, American women were treated poorly and unequal to men because of their marriage rights, lack of women’s rights, and their rights in the workforce. Women who stayed in intimate relationships were treated poorly and were viewed as diseased and masochistic, according to Carolyn B Ramsey. She also said that the wives’ had to assume ignorance of their husbands’ affairs with the slave women. Ramsey’s article summarizes about the myth that explains how in the late 1800’s state’s intervention in intimate relationships to protect abused women and punish violent men turned into an article of apathy and discrimination that women’s advocates criticize.
These pictures represent the “new women” of the 1920`s. One of the many things the 1920`s is known for is the “new women”. The “new woman” was a feminist ideal, where they spent a lot of their time protesting for the right to vote, and be able to have the same jobs as men. The first picture in the collage shows women who are holding a banner that is telling the president that women deserve liberty. It took a lot for the 19th amendment to be ratified, including a lot of protesting to get people's attention. The women of the 20`s wanted social justice and equality.The second picture shows women who are holding another sign that represents the right for women to vote, just like men. Before 1920, when they made it legal for women to vote, activist
In the early 1800s, women were second-class citizens. Women were expected to restrict their area of interest to the home and the family. Women were not encouraged to have a real education or pursue a professional career. Also, women were considered unequal to their husbands and all males legally and socially. The day-to day lives of men and women were quite clearly divided during the late 1800s. Woman in the late 1800s were treated inhumane because of society, class, and their rights.
In the United States of America, there is always a power struggle. Women of the late 1800s showed men that they were here to change things up. The struggle even came from within, between the white and black women to see who would get power first. So, the struggle in late 1800s America was between the role of a man and a woman and was ultimately changing the role of a female in America, creating hundreds and hundreds of unions and associations, and finally creating many laws that were create an equal opportunity at the American dream.
The history in the 1800s was really rough then now days because they had the Nez Perce war going on and at the same time, we had problems with woman not being able to vote, and the Immigrants were all looking for jobs. As I said earlier about women not being able to vote was a big step back for woman, not so much for men as they didn’t want women to vote. As the author said in the 1840s, emerging from the broader movement for women's rights”(w.i.t.p.n.). Woman were treated imperfect towards men all because they were a different gender, which is unacceptable back in the 1840s and would be now if it happened because we should all be treated the the same and have the same rights. As it says in the text “In order to earn revenue from their land
The second great awakening was a religious movement. It began around the 1790’s. It grew popular through Methodists and Baptists. It was led by the Preachers. Arising in the 1800s, it was one of the most significant occurrences in the history of American religion. Countless people were converted and many churches were changed and revived. Not only affecting religion, the movement influenced many other aspects such as prison reform, the women's rights movement, abolishment of slavery, advancements in literature, and reform in education. Women's roles in the church were greatly affected and they deeply encouraged the religious revival, setting up many organizations and charities.
In the Northern states, and during the Second Great Awakening, many Americans became involved in evangelical work and had become eager to share the Protestant faith. Although, the Second Great Awakening “reasserted the egalitarian ideals which drew more women than men”, and it also favored women and their reform activities (DuBois & Dumenil, 2012, p.151). Therefore, the revivalism that expanded during the antebellum period is what introduced a number of social reform movements to improve America overall. With the new conversions and the growing interest in religion, women were influenced to help improve all aspect of life including the political, economical, and social problems; therefore they started by “supporting their husband in missionary
Women of the 1800 have struggled with trying to be equals with men. The process and walls they had to go over was an everyday challenge. Whether it is men seeing women as weak, or just not as capable and proficient as men. Even with all the odds against them they prevail and push forward.
Women in the nineteenth century, for the most part, had to follow the common role presented to them by society. This role can be summed up by what historians call the “cult of domesticity”. The McGuffey Readers does a successful job at illustrating the women’s role in society. Women that took part in the overland trail as described in “Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey” had to try to follow these roles while facing many challenges that made it very difficult to do so.
Contrary to popular belief, ideas on femininity in the eighteenth century were not so much restrictive as in the nineteenth, at least not where sex was concerned. Catherine Clinton, a professor of American history, elaborates in her book, The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century, that it was even accepted for women to have a high sex drive. Clinton also reveals that it was not uncommon to see a pregnant bride (147). At the turn of the century, however, those free ideals morphed into strict guidelines. Society began to value a woman by her sexual purity and dependent behavior. During the nineteenth century, the type of woman who was most valued was a ‘trophy’ wife, much like Marian Forrester in A Lost Lady by Willa
In the many writings about gender and power, the authors wrote both to support and go against women's expectations during this time period. During this time period women did not get much if any of an education and their main “jobs” were to care for the children and maintain the house. Throughout the articles many kinds of power were described.
The American women were restricted in all most of daily life and workplace. In the early 20s, the women starting having a family and giving her all to homemaking. In 1960 the women were limited to have jobs or career's in result the women were to seek outside of the home to find work and educated, the American