A woman’s place In the home and in society By Chris Mesquita
Women’s roles in society have both changed and stayed the same over time …  and we have come full circle
Reconstruction Era <ul><li>Women were  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unable to vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Had no property rig...
The early 1900’s <ul><li>Birth control was classified as obscene, and women were not allowed to obtain it. (therefore wome...
The Progressive Era <ul><li>With the option of settlement houses, women now had more options other than being a wife and m...
WWI <ul><li>With many men off fighting in the War, women were now able to switch from low paying domestic jobs to higher p...
A New Morality- The 1920’s <ul><li>During the 20’s women had more freedoms to express their sexuality as movie stars, alco...
WWII <ul><li>The onset of WWII saw an increase of women in the workplace, an increase of marriages, and an increase in bir...
1950’s and the return of the housewife <ul><li>The 1950’s brought about a change in women’s roles in the home. Women were ...
War abroad and at home… <ul><li>The 1960’s brought about a more powerful woman, who resented sexist behaviors, and “being ...
The Modern woman…
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  1. 1. A woman’s place In the home and in society By Chris Mesquita
  2. 2. Women’s roles in society have both changed and stayed the same over time … and we have come full circle
  3. 3. Reconstruction Era <ul><li>Women were </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unable to vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Had no property rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not allowed to enter professions such as medicine or law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unable to attend college </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The early 1900’s <ul><li>Birth control was classified as obscene, and women were not allowed to obtain it. (therefore women had more children, were generally in poorer health, and lived shorter lives) </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Progressive Era <ul><li>With the option of settlement houses, women now had more options other than being a wife and mother </li></ul><ul><li>Women were educated at colleges, and had more options for employment than ever. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1915, the government dropped obscenity charges, and women were now able to legally obtain birth control </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret Sanger </li></ul>
  6. 6. WWI <ul><li>With many men off fighting in the War, women were now able to switch from low paying domestic jobs to higher paying industrial jobs </li></ul><ul><li>(and with that gain some further independence) </li></ul><ul><li>With so many women in the workforce, women’s rights movements gained visibility and the vote was finally won . </li></ul>
  7. 7. A New Morality- The 1920’s <ul><li>During the 20’s women had more freedoms to express their sexuality as movie stars, alcohol, and music gained in popularity </li></ul><ul><li>Flapper </li></ul>
  8. 8. WWII <ul><li>The onset of WWII saw an increase of women in the workplace, an increase of marriages, and an increase in births </li></ul><ul><li>Women entered a war for the first time as nurses, pilots, and support roles. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1950’s and the return of the housewife <ul><li>The 1950’s brought about a change in women’s roles in the home. Women were encouraged to stay home (leave the workplace) to raise their children and tend to their husbands. </li></ul>
  10. 10. War abroad and at home… <ul><li>The 1960’s brought about a more powerful woman, who resented sexist behaviors, and “being exploited as sex objects, breeders, domestic servants and cheap labor” </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Modern woman…

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