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Women's Rights of the 1920's

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Women's Rights of the 1920's
Brigette and Skyler
Women received the right to vote
They began entering the workforce during World War I
Smoking became more acceptable
Women were starting to be seen as equals--just as many rights as men
Opportunities
Gave women the right to vote
Women petitioned and picketed, beginning in the 1800s
Amendment introduced to congress in 1878, ratified in 1920
19th Amendment
Began publishing articles on birth control in the 1910's
Arrested and convicted under the Comstock Laws
During the 1920's she advocated for the right of women to access birth control information and devices
Founder of the American Birth Control League in 1921
The ABCL promoted the founding of birth control clinics and encouraged women to control their own fertility
Margaret Sanger
The Comstock Laws of the 1870's outlawed the distribution of birth control information and devices
The Mann Act passed in 1910 addressed prostitution, human trafficking and what was viewed as immorality in general
Comstock Law
9 western states had suffrage by 1912
New York adopted suffrage in 1917
President Wilson changed his position to support an amendment in 1918
19th amendment passed by congress June 4, 1919
ratified August 18, 1920
Timeline
women wanted to break out of their normal roles
jazz music gave women jobs in the music industry
dance halls, jazz clubs, and speakeasies allowed greater freedom in language, clothing, and behavior
Rebellion
Targeted for consumer goods not previously expected to purchase
Cars, radios, land, dancing garments, recordings, cosmetics
represented a more sexual and social conduct for women, smoked and drank in public
defined the style of the time- short hair, dramatic makeup, exiling the corset, shorter skirts
Flappers
previously showed fully-clothed women on the arm of a man
stopped placing men in ads, showed ¨modern¨ scantily clad women with short hair
Holeproof Hosiery
Margaret Sanger
advertisements were made to appeal to the modern, independent woman
Works Cited

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PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/peopleevents/p_sanger.html>.
"Women in the Progressive Era." Women in the Progressive Era. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/progressiveera/birthcontrol.html>.
"19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote." National Archives. Web. <http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=13&title.raw=19th+Amendment+to+the+U.S.+Constitution:+Women%27s+Right+to+Vote>
"Jazz and Women's Liberation." University o
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