Women's Role in the 1930's
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Vocabulary Words

Vocabulary list for womens roles in the 1930's

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Ballot: A process in voting, in writing, and typically in secret.

 

 Boycott: To refuse to buy, use, attend, or deal with (a product, activity, 

                   Business, etc.), usually as a protest or means of persuasion.

 

Citizen: A person who is loyal to a given country and has the protection of that 

                  Country.

 

Discrimination: An especially unjust difference in the way a person or group is   

                      Treated compared to another.

 

Patriotic: Having or showing love of one’s country and devotion to its welfare.

 

Abolish: To put an end to.

Amendment: Formal change, especially of a law, bill, or motion.

Feminism: The theory of advocating the same social, political, and economic

                       Rights for women as for men; the movement dedicated to achieving

 

                       These rights.

Gag Rule: Law that restricts discussion of a particular topic.

 

Injustice: Violation of a person’s rights; an unjust act or deed.

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Primary Document #1

An old fashioned (chauvinistic) look at what being a work-at-home mom used to mean. Thankfully times have changed. http://www.time4wahmoms.com
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This Document had the purpose of showing the benefits for women in the 1930's. More women were going out trying to get jobs, instead of staying home. Many women have to result to working terrible jobs in order to help support the family. Many single women resulted to prostitution, in order to support themselves or feed their children. Women had to work even though men thought the depression, was a man situation. Alot of men could not support their families alone which led to women going, and trying to find work as well. These reasons led to women getting jobs, and taking on mens former responsibilities.

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Website#4

Enotes.com has study guides, lesson plans, quizzes with a vibrant community of knowledgeable teachers and students to help you with almost any subject.
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This website tells about how women were trying to get jobs, but it ended up being a lot harder than men. These women felt helpless. It tells how many women were starting to take on many mens responsibilites.

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Website #5

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The 1930s were dominated by one of Americas greatest economic crises and during this time millions of Americans suffered. Unemployment was rife, seniors lost their life savings when banks collapsed, schools shut down and children went uneducated.
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This website tells about how women were trying to get jobs, but it ended up being a lot harder than men. These women felt helpless. It tells how many women were starting to take on many mens responsibilites.

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Website #1

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This website tells about how women were trying to get jobs, but it ended up being a lot harder than men. These women felt helpless. It tells how many women were starting to take on many mens responsibilites.

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Letter

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               Dear Sam,

           I have been living in New York for a year now, and am struggling to keep my house. After the bank closed, and the stock market crashed Jim, and I have been having some major issues. Every day we wake up we don’t have a clue what our next move will be. Ever since Jim lost his job, he has been getting interviews all over the city. He has had no luck, so I decided to go and look for one as well. I have been working at the New York Times, as a editor, and am still not making enough money. FDR is running for president. His wife is wonderful. She is not only a Ro-model for women, but also surprisingly for men. I am hoping that FDR will straighten America out, and open the gap from this depression. Every day I work, and still don’t know what to do. I went to college, but never really could get a job. More, and more women seem to be depressed and helpless. Men think its shameful not being able to support their family, but if women don’t start working, then families wont have enough to eat. Everyday is a constant struggle; as I walk to work in the distance I can see Hoovervilles, and all the people living in tin houses, and cant afford food.  

 

                  Women are trying to work, and are really working to support their families. Women are becoming a whole new role in society, and are working for what they can to feed their children. Women are taking many men’s responsibility roles such as working, and supporting their families. As time passes more, and more men cannot work for their families. Every day we are hoping more, and more that FDR will be elected. He has bright new ideas on how to steer away from this depression. He has given the idea for the federal government to take control, instead of each state running on their own. The states do not have individually enough money to help the people live. If we want to leave this recession, we will need the guidance of the federal government. We will need more government projects so that both men and women will have jobs to keep feeding their families.

 

         People are getting tired of living in metal houses, and having to depend on the soup kitchens to feed their children. America is now starting to realize that if we want to get through this women will need to take responsibilities, as well as the men are. If we all work together we can get through this terrible time. I see people, that were once living in comfort to living in tin houses, I see children asking for food that people cannot provide them with, and I see an America without hope. We live in fear, that cannot be conquered without unity, and we can only conquer fear with fear. I love America, and I know that we can get through this. We made it through the civil war, as one country, and I know we can make it out of this depression. But these times are also really bad for us women. We are often looked down upon in society because the men see the depression, as  their problem, and don’t want us to be apart of it. Many single women are turning to prostitution, just to survive or feed their children these times are harder for women even though we are starting to receive more rights.                                                                                                                                                     The women are just expected to stay at home, even though their children are hungry, and even though they can support themselves. Many women have to stay at home feeling hopeless, or move to different cities, or towns to find work or to find a new life. Many people died trying to ride the rails to find a new start. Each Sunday as I edit the paper I cant help but feel sorry for women in these times. More and more people are starving, and are hungry, and are having to turn to terrible means just to survive to the next day. The roaring twenties had a promise of new American prosperity, but that was all taken away in just a month. We need leadership, and we need it now. I don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, but I know eventually I will see the light. I know that America will pull through like it always has, but in order to achieve that, we must do something about this depression soon. I hope FDR has a new path for America, and I hope that this burden of Hoover may be lifted from America’s shoulders. I just hope someday I will be able to feed my children, and live in prosperity, as we did in the 20’s. I hope you and your family the best of luck in these hard times. With love,

Your cousin, Elaine Smith

               

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Primary Document #3

This is a project that my friends, Taylor and Skylar, and I did for English. Enjoy, and yes, men, you should take offense.
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This Document had the purpose of showing the benefits for women in the 1930's. More women were going out trying to get jobs, instead of staying home. Many women have to result to working terrible jobs in order to help support the family. Many single women resulted to prostitution, in order to support themselves or feed their children. Women had to work even though men thought the depression, was a man situation. Alot of men could not support their families alone which led to women going, and trying to find work as well. These reasons led to women getting jobs, and taking on mens former responsibilities.

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Hello, this was actually for a school project. Since I used Sims in it why not put it on youtube. The teacher asked us if we could be more creative in our pr...
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This Document had the purpose of showing the benefits for women in the 1930's. More women were going out trying to get jobs, instead of staying home. Many women have to result to working terrible jobs in order to help support the family. Many single women resulted to prostitution, in order to support themselves or feed their children. Women had to work even though men thought the depression, was a man situation. Alot of men could not support their families alone which led to women going, and trying to find work as well. These reasons led to women getting jobs, and taking on mens former responsibilities.

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Website #3

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This website tells about how women were trying to get jobs, but it ended up being a lot harder than men. These women felt helpless.

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Website #2

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This website tells about how women were trying to get jobs, but it ended up being a lot harder than men. These women felt helpless.

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