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How history shapes our identity?

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Gabriel Reid

on 16 September 2015

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Transcript of How history shapes our identity?

Do Now
How do you identify yourself?
Today's Word to the Wise
“When a man gives his opinion, he's a man.
When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.”
― Bette Davis -- American Actress
How does History shape our Identity?
How has history allowed us to have this present view of women today?
Many things women could not do that men could
More Examples:
Until 1964, it was perfectly normal for women to be denied a job simply because of their gender
Until 1971, women could be denied the right to practice law simply because they were a woman; even if they were qualified!
It wasn't until 1973 that women could serve on juries in all 50 states
SWBAT analyze primary and secondary sources in order to prepare for this week's Socratic Circle.
How has history shaped our identity?
Today in History - 1776
Our country officially renames itself to the "United States of America." It was the "United Colonies of America."
Why has sexism grown to such a big deal in America, today? Lets take a look into the past.
Women could not vote until 1920
Women did serve in the govt until 1932
Serve in the military until 1948
Even More Examples:
Even Today -2015
Until 1974, women could not apply for a credit card
Until 1978, you could legally fire a woman simply because she was pregnant.
Sexual Harassment lawsuits by women were not acknowledged until 1977.
Become a Supreme Court Justice until 1981.
The US does not require jobs to have paid maternity leave
Only 19% of the US government is held by women; yet the US is 50.8% women
Only 4% of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs
In its 239 years, the US has never had a female president
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