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Role of women during WWI- Impact of the war on women's suffrage.

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Sydney Crickmar

on 5 December 2012

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Transcript of Role of women during WWI- Impact of the war on women's suffrage.

Suffrage means the right to vote. WWI had a big impact on the suffrage movement (for suffragettes and suffragists). During the progressive era (1890-1920) women played more active roles in the larger economic, cultural, and political transformation of America Society. This growth in women's public roles allowed suffragists to be more aggresive in support of their cause as they developed stronger bases of support in the settlement houses, temperance organizations, labor unions, and reform movements that now came up across the country, The National American Women's Suffrage Association, led by Carrie Chapman Catt, fought for suffrage using parades, street speakers, petitions, and rallies. Suffrage means? We Want Suffrage! 16 states, including New York, had given women the right to vote by 1917, but the U.S. constitution was not amended to enfranchise women until after WWI. Alice Paul, a founder of the National Women's Party, led daily marches in front of the white house during the war, using president Woodrow Wilson's rhetoric of democracy and self-government to support the cause. Women get rights too!!! As more and more states endorsed suffrage, so did their representatives in congress.
In 1918 Wilson reluctantly approved constitutional change, and in 1920 the 19th amendment made women's suffrage the law of land. The Role of Women during WWI Impact of the war on Women's Suffrage Role of Women during WWI Women go to Work Women worked many jobs during WWI when the men were away fighting. Mainly the jobs left behind. They worked as members of the land army (farming), nurses, in munitions factories, in public transport, as police women, in post offices and making weapons. By the end of the war women were also being recruited into the armed forces as cooks, clerks, telephonists, electricians, instructors, and code experts to free up men to fight. Women at Home Before the war started women were homemakers. But with most men serving their country, women replaced their jobs. When men returned from war most women returned to what they were doing before men left. This was mainly cooking, cleaning, and looking after their children. Rotate axis and drag frames
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