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Women in the 1920's

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By Aisha, Rebecca, Kandice, Charlotte General History Women in the 1920's Change in Women's Roles
Conductors of trams & buses
Shipment collectors
Highly dangerous munitions industries after WW1, more jobs came open for women
secretary
typist
nurse
writer Before the 1920's
The Great War(1914-1918)
Women's participation;
-Worked as farmers, as business women, and in factories.
-Women knitted and sowed items to be shipped overseas.
-Women were seen working more efficiently then man.
-The women showed that they were capable of a matriarchal society. (women run system) Before the 1920's The Great War(1914-1918) The Great War(1914-1918) After the War 1920's Roaring Twenties Flappers were an epitome of the 1920's
Went to jazz clubs
Drank
Smoked cigars
Women broke free from the stereotypical housewife
Women were care free
Expressed this through fashion Women's participation Women's Rights The 19th Amendment RIGHT TO VOTE
Making mother joint guardians over children
Extending the rights of suffrage women Jobs Equal Rights Amendment Gave men and women equal rights under the law took many jobs while men were at war Worked as farmers, as business women, and in factories.
Women knitted and sowed items to be shipped overseas.
Women were seen working more efficiently then man.
The women showed that they were capable of a matriarchal society. (women run system) The Famous Five Persons Case Became a historical event of how women in the 1900's won their recognition as a person and their rights to vote. The Famous Five Henrietta Muir Edwards
She was the co-founder of the National Council of Women and Victorian order of Nurses. She was also an expert in law that was affecting women. By the time she was 80 years old, they won the rights. Emily Murphy
She was a police magistrate, journalist and was the first woman judge of the British Empire. She was the leader of the persons case and made a legal status under the BNA (British North America Act.) Irene Parlby
She was the first women Cabinet Minister in Alberta and was an activist who fought to help the living of women and children. Louise McKinney
She worked with women and children and later became one of the first women to be elected in house of commons and was the second person to sign judical appeal in the case. Bibliography Women's Fashion in the 1920's and it's Influence Today 1920's Fashion -1920’s is the decade known as the time when fashion entered the modern era.
-Prior to 1925, modern fashion remained fairly conservative; pants and short skirt.
-As women had more opportunities and became more independent, they liberated themselves from their constricting cloth to more comfortable style.
-The later part of the decade represents the revolutionary style of the flapper: short skirts, low waistlines and heavy makeup -The “flapper” was only popular for three years in the later part of the decade
-Independent women, who smoked long cigarettes, wore makeup and danced the Charleston.
-Encouraged young women to wear short dresses, high heels and heavy makeup.
-The Charleston best done with exposed knees so flapper dresses featured above the knee hemlines.
-Straight, sleek shapes and dropped waists.
-Embellished with jewels and beading.
-Every part of outfit matched: gloves, jewelry and hats.
-The jewelry used strong colors and geometric shapes.
-Cloche hat: bell shaped hats that fit close to the head
-The bob was created in Paris in early 1920s and made famous in the US by actress Louise Brooks. Survival of 1920's Today -Ability to dress more casually
-women encouraged to try new trends and bold fashion statements
-society accepting low neckline and high hem lines
-dresses sleeveless showing more and more skin
-cosmetics, high heels and short dresses
-lingerie to show curves and assets
-the bob cut – a classic look today
-popularity of magazines
-Fashion designers became a huge influence of fashion, most influential was Coco Chanel Coco Chanel -Most influential woman in fashion in the 20's and until today one of most famous fashion brands
-The first designer to create loose women's jersey, creating a relaxed style for women instead of the corseted look.
-She became a fashion icon of modern style with her bob cut and tan.
-In 1922, she launched the fragrance Chanel No. 5, which remains popular until today.
-In 1925, she launched her signature cardigan jacket, and the following year launched her little black dress. Both items continue to be a part of every Chanel collection.
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