Women's Roles In The 1920s

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The 1920's was a time period where America was going through many changes socially and politically. The 1920's was also known as the "Roaring Twenties", this was because of the passionate, free spirited popular culture of the decade. Where not only did women roles started to slowly change but as well as many other factors such as prohibition.
Before this time period, women weren't allowed to do much and didn’t have many rights. They couldn’t own property under their name, make their own income, no access to birth control pills, they weren't encouraged to have an education and as well as not being able to vote. They were expected to stay at home with the children and just cook and clean the house while men had all the rights and go to do whatever they pleased.
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During WWI many men were recruited, so therefore the women replaced the men at their jobs but were paid lower wages. Not only did they replace the men at their jobs, but there were many new job openings' due to the war such as munitions factories where they manufactured bombs, gun shells, and much other equipment needed for the war. The high demand for weapons resulted in the munitions factories becoming the largest single employer of women during 1918. (Anitha,