Essay 1950's vs. Today

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Although, the culture of the 1950s was very different from today’s world, the events during that time helped make it possible to build our country into what it is today. Men and women both held different roles in raising their family. The phrase “separate but equal” played an important role for education. Did you know that women were asked to leave their home to serve for our country during the 1950’s?

The roles of the men and women were very different in the 1950’s. The workforce ratio was 5 men to 2 women. Men in many cases were the bread winners of the family. They would get up in the morning and head off to work for the day. When evening came, they would come home to their wife and children, sit down for dinner, watch the
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“Pink Collar” positions, which included personnel and administration services, were held for women. Part of their training included makeup and etiquette lessons. Pregnancy was a reason to give a woman an automatic discharge. By the end of the war in 1953 the number of women increased, but the percentage in armed forces declined. Now women are enlisting in

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