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Women: Changes in
Manners and Morals
Matt Profaci
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World War I
 War prompts women’s freedom
 Volunteer work, women in army
 Women contribute to war effort
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Suffrage: A Woman’s Right to Vote
 August 18th, 1920 – women’s suffrage legally adopted in the
Nineteenth Amendment.
 ...
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The Workforce and Political
Endeavors
 Women were now elected into the
House of Representatives
 End of the decade: 20...
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New Values Expressed Through
Fashion
 The “Flapper” – the woman
having fun!
 Free spirit expressed through
clothing
 ...
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SEX!
 Sexual revolution: Flappers and other young women glamorize
sex, something not done before by women
 Sexual free...
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Women Being Arrested for their
Skimpy Bathing Suits
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A New Frontier…
 The 1920s pioneered a new shade of women’s culture
 1920s women’s morals would raise spirits during t...
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Works Cited
Howes, Kelly K., ed. Roaring Twenties Reference Library. Vol. 1. Detroit:
UXL, 2006. Gale Virtual Reference ...
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  1. 1. + Women: Changes in Manners and Morals Matt Profaci
  2. 2. + World War I  War prompts women’s freedom  Volunteer work, women in army  Women contribute to war effort
  3. 3. + Suffrage: A Woman’s Right to Vote  August 18th, 1920 – women’s suffrage legally adopted in the Nineteenth Amendment.  Newly empowered feeling for women  Women could now be a progressive force – how far could they go?
  4. 4. + The Workforce and Political Endeavors  Women were now elected into the House of Representatives  End of the decade: 200 women in state legislature  Workforce included more women: factories, mailrooms, nursing, teaching, social workers  Women could balance work with social responsibilities  Some women became lawyers and doctors!
  5. 5. + New Values Expressed Through Fashion  The “Flapper” – the woman having fun!  Free spirit expressed through clothing  Short hair is common  Independent, fun-loving, free- spirited look  Glamorized in cinema
  6. 6. + SEX!  Sexual revolution: Flappers and other young women glamorize sex, something not done before by women  Sexual freedom – public displays of affection  Rise of birth control  Challenging conservative American values; tradition meant nothing  Miss America Pageant, Atlantic City NJ Now that I’ve got your attention…
  7. 7. + Women Being Arrested for their Skimpy Bathing Suits
  8. 8. + A New Frontier…  The 1920s pioneered a new shade of women’s culture  1920s women’s morals would raise spirits during the Great Depression  Not yet free from discrimination, yet voices were heard
  9. 9. + Works Cited Howes, Kelly K., ed. Roaring Twenties Reference Library. Vol. 1. Detroit: UXL, 2006. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 21 Nov. 2010. Routledge, Chris. "Flappers." Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America. Ed. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. Detroit: Gale, 2002. 261-63. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 16 Nov. 2010. Sheets, Deirdre. "Miss America Pageant." Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 5. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. 406. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 16 Nov. 2010. Women In Bathing Suits Being Arrested. 1922. Photograph. Bettmann/ Corbis, Chicago. Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 197-99. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 16 Nov. 2010.
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