How Much Change Was There For Opportunites For Women In The USA From 1919-1941

How much change was there in opportunities for women in the USA in the years 1919-1941?

Sources:

* Class Powerpoint
* Ben Walsh GCSE Modern World History Text Book
* http://www.slideshare.net/KateSimon/women-in-the-1920s-10247493
* https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history.../women-and-great-depression
* https://www.fashion.just-the-swing.com/1930s-womens-fashion

Intro: Opportunities for women increased over 20s and 30s. Given politically, socially, economically= a few egs, some of these lead to dramatic changes. Fashion, employment, society

Point1-Politically

* Women=more opportunities in late 20s+early 30s than start of 20s
* 1. 19[th] Amendment in 1920=right to vote ...

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Movement inspired women worldwide
* In the case of divorce, both spouses =
* Women less likely to stay in unhappy marriages
* 1929, approx. 200,000 divorces
* Politically ops for women progressed increasingly years 1919-41 more women gained confidence, boosted into politics

Point2-Economically

* 2. Not only through politics, through others too
* Very few paid jobs open to women; expected housewives
* Lower paid jobs: cleaning, dressmaking, secretarial work
* Rural USA particularly tight restrictions owing to churches' traditional attitude to role of women. Early 20s=change in urban+middle class
* WW1 in 1917 taken into war industries=experience of skilled factory work
* Conductors on buses/trams, farmers, engineers
* 1920s, domestic work=easier:electrical goods
* Vacuum cleaners, washing machines
* 1929, 10 million women in jobs 24%>1920
* After WW1, jobs=more open: nurse, teacher, typist, sales worker
* Men returned from war, American Federation Labour didn't ...

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