report women during american period(tessie sagadraca)

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report women during american period(tessie sagadraca)

  1. 3. The American Period
  2. 4. <ul><li>Family Life </li></ul><ul><li>The close family ties, which the Filipinos inherited from their Malaysian ancestors and which were strengthened by Catholic Spain, deteriorated due to the impact of American influence. </li></ul><ul><li>The old family custom of praying together the Angelus and the Rosary almost disappeared. </li></ul><ul><li>The tradition of kissing the hands of the parents and elders by the children as a symbol of filial piety. </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>The older children in the family had lost their privileges within the family circle. </li></ul><ul><li>The younger ones, influenced by the leveling principle of democracy, considered themselves as the equal of their older brothers and sisters. </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Emancipation of Women </li></ul><ul><li>One good influence of the America was the emancipation of Filipino women from the social and political restrictions of Spanish days. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Filipino women were no longer secluded within the narrow confines of the home. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They were given freedom to go out and associate with men, and to attend social parties even without chaperons. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They were allowed to work. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To engage in business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To attend political meetings. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in active sports. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><ul><ul><li>To attend political meetings. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in active sports. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To engage in business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To attend political meetings. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in active sports. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The women were given freedom to acquire the opportunities of higher education and to practice any profession which had formerly been reserved only for the men. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Law, medicine, chemistry, pharmacy, dentistry, journalism, business, engineering and even aviation. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Women Suffrage
  7. 9. <ul><li>According to the Constitution, suffrage would be granted if at least 300,000 qualified women should vote affirmatively in a plebiscite to be held within two years after the adoption of the Constitution. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>In conformity with this constitutional provision, the plebiscite was held on April 30, 1937. </li></ul><ul><li>In this plebiscite 447,725 women voted in favor of suffrage and only 44, 307 against it. </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>In the general election of December 14, 1937 , twenty-four (24) women were elected to municipal and provincial offices and one woman to the city council. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Miss Carmen Planas , first woman councilor of Manila. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mrs. Elisa R. Ochoa of Agusan, was elected to the House of Representative in the national election of November 11, 1941 . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>She was the first Filipino woman to become a member of the Congress of the Philippines. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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