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  1. 1. F A I T H T E R R Y Women in American Society
  2. 2. Essential Question Women with professional roles traditionally held by men in the fields of Medicine, Law, and Business reveal a gender shift in the work place.
  3. 3. 13 colonies  Young girls were married off at the age of 13.  Legal “property” of their husbands.  Worked at home sun up to sun down.  Chores: Cooking, cleaning, crops, animals, taking care of children, and making soap and clothes.  Young girls were trained to be wives and mothers.
  4. 4. Before WWI  Women in the Suffrage movement sold war bonds to support their families. They also saved up food.  Overseas Service Unit- Made up of 100 women that assisted wounded soldiers in Europe.  Women served as nurses  Factory workers  The war increased support for women’s suffrage in America.
  5. 5. During WW II  Men were going off to fight overseas; women took the factory jobs they left behind.  Made higher wages.  “Rosie the Riveter”  Women’s Army Corps, Navy Women’s Reserves, Marine Corps Women’s reserves etc. - 350,000 uniformed  Helped win the war by supplying armies with ammunition and food.  New Orleans- Became steer cart conductors.
  6. 6. WWI  Eisenhower stated that without women, the war could not have been won.  Women’s jobs: repaired airplanes, technicians, nurses, rigged parachutes, desk jobs, and drove trucks etc.  Army Nurse Corps- 16 died on the frontline.  The war made the United States see their need for women on the front and at home.
  7. 7. Present Day  Women today have careers in a wide array of professions.  Graduate from College  Medicine, Law, and Business  Support the family financially  Men and Women now have equal rights.
  8. 8. Medicine  In the late 1800s, 10% of physicians/ nurses were women.  During the 1900s the public was opposed to women being in the medical field. Stayed like this until the 1970s.  There are currently more women in Medicine than in any other point in history.  Elizabeth Blackwell was the first female admitted into a medical school.  American Medical association elected its first female board member in 1989.
  9. 9. Law (2013)  Before the late 1900s women were not involved in the profession of law.  33.3% of the professions in the law field are held by women.  46.8% of the people in law school are women.  Women in leadership positions at the top 50 schools- 42%- (editor and chief 29%)  51% of Judicial clerks are women.  There are currently 3 women that hold the position of supreme court justices.  27% of state court justices are women.
  10. 10. Supreme Court Justice
  11. 11. Business (as of 2005)  Fortune 500 Companies  Top positions in the Business field  Women CEOs 1995- 2005 doubled  10.4 million firms owned by Women  Women owned- 12.8 million people with jobs  Women rose in management positions at a higher rate than women in sales  Women in professional management positions:  2000- 21,937973  2005- 23,582858
  12. 12. Cause for the increase of Women in Business  Masters degrees (40.7% increase)  1980-147,332  2005- 350,000  Doctoral degrees (43% increase)  1980- 9,272  2005- 23,300  Professional Degrees
  13. 13. Events that Caused this Shift  Women’s movement- 1960s  The right to vote- women’s suffrage (August 8, 1920) 19th amendment  World Wars  Education
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