Project 3 american history

  • Breaking away from the Norms

    Breaking away from the Norms
    During a period of time before the Gilded Age many women were breaking out of the role they had towards the cult of domesticity and getting into schools, higher educations, jobs, and some were protesting for their right to vote.
  • The Army Nursing Service

    The Army Nursing Service
    Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, supported female military nurses, the Army Nursing Service provided sisters for all army hospitals. In 1887, in an attempt to have nurses available in case they were needed for war, Florence got substituted by Princess Christian. By the beginning of the First Boer war, they ended up having 1400 members during conflict. After some time, Queen Alexandra got control of the female military nurses, and since 1992 men are able to join as well.
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
    Addams was the first woman to receive the peace prize. She founded the Hull school in 1889 with Ellen Gates, with the purpose to offer education to women from the working-class.
  • The New Woman

    The New Woman
    The New Woman refers to upper-middle class women that were moving away from home into the "men's world" and experiencing working opportunities. When society experienced a big change, women started appearing in paintings, movies and literature. This all happened in the last part of the 19th century.
  • Women's Occupations

    Women's Occupations
    Women's occupations had changed completely since the 1800's and during the 20th century. During the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th century women were already working in textiles, clothing factories and workshops as well as in coal and tin mines, commerce and farms.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment gives women the right to vote. Nine states adopted suffrage legislation; other states decided to challenge them at court.
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
    At the end of World War I, in 1919 Jane Addams founded the International Women's League for Peace and Freedom in 1915. She worked for many years to get the most powerful people to stop their fights and make agreements.
  • Flappers of the 1920s

    Flappers of the 1920s
    This is were women really start to feel free, young women started wearing short skirts, they did not wear corsets, they had a new style of cutting their hair and they listened and danced to unconventional music. Now they are considered as the first generation of independent American women. This all joined to the fact that alcohol was prohibited since not long ago and that people started enjoying jazz music and going to jazz clubs, where they could drink illegally.
  • Amendment being Ratified

    Amendment being Ratified
    The 19th Amendment was ratified, stating: " The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
  • Frances Perkins

    Frances Perkins
    Perkins helped a lot of people taking advantage of her job position. After working with President Franklin D. Roosevelt for some time, he offered her being the Secretary of labor. She helped 18 million Americans that where unemployed taking advantage of her job. Later on, she contributed the Social Security Program to the New Deal. In 1935, the president signed the Social Security Act and Perkins established a minimum wage and prohibited child labor through her labor standards Act in 1938.
  • Mary McLeod Bethune

    Mary McLeod Bethune
    Bethune became one of the most important educators, she was a government official and women's and civil rights leader. She founded an African American college which later on became a university. Her job next to the president Franklin Roosevelt helped African Americans gain an advocate in government. She became the highest ranking African American women in government after being named Director of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration.
  • Naomi Parker

    Naomi Parker
    In the picture of Parker we can see she is looking at a machine; this picture inspired many women to get into the workforce. The photo was created with the purpose to create a poster with the now known phrase: "We can do it"
  • Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange
    Lange was a photographer for the Resettlement Administration, a government agency founded to raise awareness and help poor families. Lange took pictures of a 32 year old woman named, Florence Owen, with her 7 children. One of this pictures turned into one of the most known photographs in the world after the face of Florence became an icon during the Great Depression. She once said: " The world is full of good photographs, but to be good, photographs have to be full of the world"
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucille Ball
    Ball was a comedian that spoke about women in society, marriage and women entering the workforce. Even though she was doing a show every time she was in stage, people would actually realize everything she said was true and unfair. She opened people's eyes.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Parks is now an icon to all of us, she was an African American woman who denied to give up her seat in the bus to a white young man when the bus was full. She was the leader of NAACP and the civil rights movement and thanks to her action in the bus that day she accomplished the Montgomery boycott.
  • Margaret Sanger and Birth Control

    Margaret Sanger and Birth Control
    Margaret Sanger spend her life trying to legalize birth control, even though many people criminalized it she wanted to make it available for women. Starting in 1910, she looked for the perfect contraceptive for women like her mother, that had many unwanted pregnancies until she died. In1916 she got arrested for opening the first birth control clinic of the country but she was not deterred. And in 1965 with the advent of the pill, she accomplished her goal.
  • Civil Rights Act Bars Discrimination in Employment

    Civil Rights Act Bars Discrimination in Employment
    Title VII prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or nationality. Businesses can not judge someone neither to make them feel bad nor to hire them because he is from a different place, race, sex or neither of the above. (EEOC) was investigating complaints from women stating they where being discriminated because of their gender in their jobs.
  • Title IX Education Amendments

    Title IX Education Amendments
    Title IX of the Education Amendments banned sex discrimination in schools. Color and sex discrimination was a very common thing in school, and it clearly had to stop. The title stated: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
  • First Astronaut Woman

    First Astronaut Woman
    This year was very important for women because they witnessed the first woman to become an astronaut; Sally Ride. As well as the first female supreme court equity, the first woman to be in a supreme court; Sandra O' Connor.
  • Women against Rape

    Women against Rape
    The High Court governed in Kolstad v. American Dental Affiliation that a woman could now sue anyone accusing her for sex segregation, regardless if the lead was fully serious. This was a very important event for women after fighting so long against rape, even though, to this day, without proof of the abuse police wont do anything to help you.
  • Hilary Clinton

    Hilary Clinton
    Hilary was the first woman to be chosen for the United States Senate in 2001 and turned into the first American first woman.