In the late 19th century and early 20th century, European and other countries granted the right for women to vote. However in America the right to vote for women was passed in 1920. It may only be a 14 year difference, but to American women they showed American men how they wanted to be treated equally. American feminists were taking part in marches and parades on the US capital to show how they desired equal treatment and the ability to vote. The word feminist is derived from the word feminism which is defined as the political theory and practice to free all women. The right to vote, or women’s suffrage, was a pinnacle moment in USA history for women’s rights. The purpose of this paper is to discuss that American women’s rights was harder to achieve than European and other countries women’s rights, more so women’s right to vote and their role in the military, and politics. American women had “no political rights, and were not allowed to vote. In 1776 The United States of America was founded, and the Constitution was adopted without giving women and slaves their political rights. European women who admired and came to study the new country on visits soon felt their enthusiasm dampened when they encountered the old sexual discrimination and the reality of slavery .” The” American civil war (1861-1865) salves were freed; women seized the opportunity to raise their demands once more. However this hope was soon disappointed women were told to wait and not to jeopardize the granting of black voting rights by pressing their own demand at the same time. Women experienced the most serious setback when, in the Fourteenth Amendment, the constitution for the first time explicitly defined voters as men .” In countries such as New Zealand women were gave the right to vote in 1893, Finland 1906. ‘The First World War produced social upheavals in Europe and secured the vote for women in the Netherlands and the Soviet Union 1917. Under the circumstances, the lack of women’s suffrage in the United States became an embarrassment. Therefore, in 1920, the country finally adopted the nineteenth amendment to the constitution granting the right to vote to women. A struggle of over seventy years had finally been won .” Three years later “the first’ Equal Rights Amendment’ was introduced in Congress stating; ‘Men and women shall have equal rights through the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction .’” American women were able to be a part of the military however the roles for the women were to be nurses during World War II there were 60,000 Army nurses, and 14,000 Navy nurses. They were never allowed to be on the battlefield. However in World War II the Soviets had women as snipers, one of the more famous female snipers was “Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina whom had 54 confirmed kills, and received a medal of the Order of Glory . Soviet women were also pilots during World War II, the Germans gave these women the ‘night witches’. The Night witches were night Bombers reported of flying 24,000 night missions during the war . Multiple reports of Soviet wife and husband teams whom would spend their life savings to buy a tank destroyer, one example of a Soviet couple is Guards Lt. Nikolai Orlov and commander Guards Lt. Vera Orlova.” This shows that during World War II, the Soviets view towards women was that they had an equal role to that of men. This proved that women could fight next to men equally in battle on the frontlines. This concept was not seen in America until the early 21st century. In 1991 during the “Gulf War was the first war where women served with men in integrated units within a warzone. However, women in the military suffered a setback. In 1994 Defense Secretary Les Aspin implemented a rule that prohibited women from serving in units, ’whose primary mission is to engage indirect ground combat .” Nineteen years later, in January 2013, Defense secretary Leon Panetta announced that the ban on…
Impact of World War II
Between 1939 and 1965, World War II altered American society economically and socially by giving more opportunities to minorities, giving women a more prominent role and by the change in middle class lifestyle.
World War II gave minorities more opportunities than they have ever been given in the past. Early in the war, African Americans were denied work until they started to take matters into their own hands. As said by A. Phillip Randolph, “…Not until their wrath and…
In 1939 a war started that would change the world forever, World War Two. The allies were battling the axis powers ardently and viscously. On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base, was attacked by the Japanese, outraging the U.S. and emotionally scarring many Americans. This event then caused the U.S. to enter World War two, on side of the allies. In the west, Britain was fighting Germany, and in the pacific it was the United States versus Japan; both sides determined to come out on top…
WWII Scrapbook Project:
The scene: You are now approaching your eighties. You've lived through the very period your favorite grandchild is now studying in history. At a family dinner, you begin chatting about World War II. It's clear that the events and mood of the period are very remote to your grandchild.
To give him or her a richer picture of life back then, you go down to the basement (or up to the attic) and pull out and dust off the wartime scrapbook, in which so many of your critical…
World War II
War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. In the 20th century there were two huge wars in World War I and World War II, which I will be discussing. I believe that the world is a tinderbox and it takes the right people or actions to set it off and cause a World War.
I believe that there are many reasons as to why WWII began but I think two very important reasons…
do you agree that the impact of the First World War was beneficial to the economy and society of the US? – 30 marks
America was initially an isolationist country and did not really want to enter the war as they believed it to be a purely European affair, but after the sinking of the Lucitania and the German pledge to sink any ship bound for the states president Wilson felt he had no choice but to enter the War on the side of the allies. After the war the dynamic of America had changed significantly…
about the Cold War. There are so many different topics that could be discussed about the Cold war, but these are the topics that the paper will consist of: The role women played on their community, government corruption, the United States Navy, the European Union, who the “winner was, if there was one at all, the role the Soviet Union played, how the Middle East was effected, and how New was involved in this. Women may not have actually influenced anything that happened in the Cold War, but they were…
World War II – 2
How did World War II change the lives of people at home in different countries?
1. Germany invaded the ________________ Union in 1941 even though the Soviets and the Nazis signed a
non________________ pact. Eventually Hitler ________________ most of Europe. Many Europeans
resisted Hitler in ________________” armies and helped the ____________when they liberated their
2. To the Nazis…
The Devastation of World War II
May 12, 2014
Dr. Brent Muirhead
The Devastation of World War II
World War II was one of the deadest war in history. Millions died and millions more suffer. The landscape of Europe was change. People lost homes and everything they ever work for, families are destroyed and children were left without parents to take care of them. Food shortages and housing would be a problem for years to come. Mentally and physically people would be affected…
* Freedom of worship/ expression
* Legal equality
* The social contract
American revolution: (EFFECT)
* Tension between Britain and N. American colonies.
* Legacy of seven years war (British debt, American tax burden)
* Heavy taxes put on America
* Colonies begin to boycott new taxes on them
* They attack British officials (Boston tea party)
* Battle of Lexington
* Declaration of independence
* Declaration was inspired by enlightenment and Locke’s theory…