Gender Roles During The 1920 ' S Essay

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Gender roles before the 1920’s were very distinct.
Women were lower than men on the social scale and had little to no power. They were strictly in charge of the domestic issues and chores. Women taught and raised their children, as well as did the cooking, cleaning, and other chores throughout the house. card 24, Gourley
As the 1873 Supreme Court stated, “The paramount destiny and mission of women are to fulfill the noble and benign offices of wife and mother. This is the law of the creator.” During the time before women’s revolution, women were only meant to perform specific household needs, and could not work outside of the house for money, and men aimed to keep this rule in place. At this time, this was a nationwide accepted precept of a woman 's role in society. Card 27, Smith, Karen Manners
The work that was available to women, other than housework, and raising children, consisted of church services. Women were able to donate their time to help their local church, and fulfill the “feminine positions” of the church, such as organizing events and creating clubs, such as anti- alcohol clubs. Although this was helpful to the town, and out time into this, they were not paid for this work. card 26, Smith
They could earn a small amount of money, by establishing in-home businesses, that included sewing and the making of small nick nacks and decorations. card 57, Smith
Women immigrants, worked in cities in factories for low wages as well.
Along with their limited…

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