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19th Amendment/Bootlegging

English Project

Catherine Huang

on 29 March 2013

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Transcript of 19th Amendment/Bootlegging

19th Amendment/
Bootlegging Scott Luong, Joyce Chu, Catherine Huang, Jason Ho, and Bryan Ngo. 19th Amendment: Attitude Towards... History of... Attitude Towards... Connection to Women's Right to Vote. From women: It was a great accomplishment of women’s groups after years of hard work to earn more rights however some believed that the political process was demeaning to their roles as wives and mothers.
From men: Although some felt the need to restrict the right to vote based on sex to uphold their sense of power, most sympathized for women and recognized having equality among humans is necessary for a thriving nation. During the 1920’s the 19th amendment was ratified, which gave women the right to vote. This leads to a rise in the role that women played in society. In the Great Gatsby however, Fitzgerald still depicts women as inferior to men although the Women’s Right’s Movement was happening during the 1920’s.
Daisy- a stereotypical woman of before women’s rights, she is completely controlled by her husband, Tom. She is a woman without a voice and completely inferior to men.
Jordan- an independent woman who travels the world alone, she is an athlete and Tom seemed to dislike that fact that she was a woman that lived a “mans” life.Women were beginning to think and act for themselves and change the man-made stereotype that women were inferior. Bootlegging was the illegal traffic in liquor in violation of legislative restrictions on its manufacture, sale, or transportation. Prohibition ended the legal sale of liquor and thereby created demand for an illicit supply. Bootleggers were the name for a smuggler’s practice of carrying liquor in the legs of boots. From government standpoint: It was frowned upon as the 18th amendment was ratified to prevent alcohol from being manufactured, sold, or transported.From nonalcoholic standpoint: It was bad as the 18th amendment was the product of many years off the hard work of the women’s groups and religious fundamentalists.From bootleggers standpoint: acceptable because drinking to them was a lifestyle in which many people indulged in. Sellers found it profitable to sell to people who were alcoholic as it was high in demand. Bootlegging- Bootlegging: The illegal transport of alcoholic beverages. History of... 19th Amendment- The 19th amendment was passed on June 4, 1919 and was ratified on August 18, 1920. This amendment granted the right for women to vote—granted women’s suffrage. The Woman’s Suffrage movement was founded in the mid-19th century. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association to push for an amendment to the U.S. constitution. 19th Amendment- The Great Gatsby... 19th Amendment- Bootlegging- Bootlegging- Connection to The Great Gatsby... Gatsby's business is with Meyer Wolfsheim, who rigged the World Series. After Gatsby dies Nick gets, from Gatsby's phone, a call from a man who was detailing some illegal deeds he did for Gatsby. Gatsby purchased multiple pharmacies so he could sell alcohol illegally. THANK YOU.
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