Women and Men in America

3.

Steam Engine Revolution

1820 - 1830

Man begins to leave the house
House begins to be women's sphere
Ex. of women's work: Lowell women

Decline in birth rate

1840 - 1850

More time for women to think of themselves
Thinking leads to reading
Reading leads to education

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

"Declaration of Sentiments"
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott
Susan B. Anthony: revived it 10 years later
Abolitionist movement
Four great periods of reform

Civil war

1861 - 1865

Nurses - Sanitation Committee
Clara Barton - Red Cross

Settlement House Movement

1880

Jane Adams - Hull House
1880 - 2,500,000 women employed
1910 - 7,800,000

Birth control

1900 - 1930

Margaret Sanger

Conalisa Rice

1900

Appointed by Bush
2nd female Secretary of State

Suffragettes and WWI

1914 - 1918

War = good for women
19th amendment
War work and economic gain

1920s and the Flappers

1920

Sexual revolution
Women could not be forced back into the kitchen

Depression

1930

Women and Blacks hurt the most

WWII and Rosey the Riveter

1941 - 1945

"Cult of Domesticity"

1950

Betty Friedan "Feminine Mystique"

Sexual Revolution

1960

Burning your bras
The Pill - AIDS

Title IX

1970

Equal scholarship for men and women

Roe v. Wade

1973

Abortion in first trimester

First women on major ticket

1984

Geral Dean Ferraro

Madeline Albright

1996

Clinton appoints first female Secretary of State