Essay on American Women 1920-1960
Eleanor Roosevelt was a great leader for all women, she became involved after her husband came down with Polio, they were trying to find a cure for polio, and they had researched what may help him. In 1924 Eleanor Roosevelt started writing articles for magazines, she was also on the radio, was a board member of the bi-partisan Women’s City Club. In 1926 she had established the non-profit Val-Kill industries; this was designed to help farmers learn how to create furniture to help with their income (Hoff-Wilson, 1985).
With the progression of the perceptions of the modern day women, the suffrage movement gained enough momentum to effect change. When trying to evoke change for a taboo subject such as the right to vote, women utilized education to do it. They recognized that educating women across the country would allow them to realize what was at stake. This was a
slow and low yielding progress as changing someone’s way of life is a hard thing to convince someone of, even if it was for the better.
Many women became impatient and as a result began to protest to make them heard. Alice Paul convened the Congressional Union, who on “January 1, 1917, they stood rigid and