Women 's Roles During The Great Depression

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To what extent did white women’s social roles change from the 1920s to the Great Depression when employment and income decreased nationwide?

A. Plan of Investigation
The Great Depression devastated the United States, and remains the worst depression ever experienced by the nation. During the “Roaring Twenties” when the economy was thriving in the United States, women took the opportunity to improve their social statuses through enlightenment, but as this period came to an end women’s social roles began to change again. This investigation will cover white women’s roles in the early 1920’s, and during the Great Depression at the height of unemployment. This investigation should reveal the extent of change in women’s roles during the hardest times the nation experienced. To fully investigate this topic, information from the book Flappers and the New American Woman by Catherine Gourley and information from the article Fifty Years of Change: Societal Attitude and Women’s Fashions, 1900-1950 by Ann Beth Presley.

B. Summary of Evidence TALK ABOUT CHANEL During the early 1920s in the United States, women began noticing their social roles change with the improvement in the economy. As people’s standards of living began to improve, women’s job opportunities and social standings did as well. The 19th Amendment, passed in 1919, granted women the right to vote, and boosted women’s morale throughout the nation. The principal change was seen to have occurred after the armistice of
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