Women in History

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Women of History By: Brandon, AJ, Ryan

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“Well behaved women rarely make history.”

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To be discussed: Women in the Exploration and Colonization Women in the “new nation” Women in the Westward Expansion Women in the Great Depression Women in World War 2 Women in Post War United States

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Exploration & Colonization

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Anne Hutchinson Puritan Descent Believed that worshippers did not need church or ministers to interpret The Bible. She was banished for her beliefs. Moved to New Netherlands (New York) Killed by Indians in 1643

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New Nation

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Women in the New Nation Faced many of the same problems as men. Law did not recognize them as equals. New nation gave women the opportunity to have an influence in the government. Dolly Madison wife of James Madison was a large influence in the new nation She shared many of her opinions with affluent government officials she knew through her husband.

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Westward Expansion

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Sacagawea Sold at 13 into marriage with Captain Lewis and carried her first child at 16. She was an interpreter, diplomat, and a peace symbol for the expedition. She traveled many miles with Lewis and Clark so that they could map out the territory of the Louisiana Purchase. 1805 Lewis honored Sacagawea by naming a river after in Montana.

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Great Depression

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Women in Great Depression Women working in the home did not feel as much strain in the depression like many. Working women were either fired to make more jobs for men or forced to take a large pay cut. Widowed or divorced women who needed to work risked public scorn. Women of the Great Depression laid the foundation for feminine mystique of the 1950’s.

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World War 2

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Women in World War 2 Over 3 million women left the home to work in the factories, be nurses, or enlist. “Rosie the Riveter” was the icon for women. Women were seen as picking up the jobs men left behind to fight for or country. Women kept America going.

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World War 2 Post

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Women in post war United States Many women were inspired to gain equal rights. Women’s rights activist: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Inez Mohalland, and many many more. Women gained the right to: Smoke in public, to vote, wear pants, rights to attend school, and work and significant jobs (secretaries, etc.)

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