The Importance Of Women's Roles In History

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Many times it seems as though history is being left out of our textbooks. There is an abundance of information that can be written down about a certain event. It is difficult to understand why only certain events or pieces of information are considered worthy to be inserted in a textbook. However, historical information that applies to any of the following categories is considered significant in history: social, political, religious (cultural), intellectual, technological, and economical. In every course of history class, there will be an event that applies to at least one of the preceding categories.

To begin, World War II affected the world socially regarding women’s roles in society. The bombing of Pearl Harbor resulted in the US’ commitment
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During the 1950s, the racial tension towards the African-Americans was widespread throughout the nation, but at an all time high in the southern states, such as Alabama. Many activists who sought political justice emerged from what became known as the Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks. In hopes of obtaining equal rights, African-Americans staged protests, boycotts, and sit-ins, encouraging violence throughout the neighborhoods. The African-American community’s heroic acts of courage and sacrifice eventually paved the road to justice. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, granting African-Americans their most deserved voting rights, which topped the rights granted to them in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Civil Rights Movement prompted government officials to create laws that would satisfy the African-American communities and prevent the violence that resulted from their acts of defiance. These laws created do not solely benefit the African-Americans, but they also benefit people of all races, ethnicities and religions in America. The Civil Rights Movement resulted in the granting of rights to the citizens in America who came from all over the …show more content…
During the 1920s, Americans were overspending on the new technological advancements and the new forms of entertainment. On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed. Many investors, who had over speculated, lost all their money. Those who borrowed money could no longer pay back the bank, resulting in bank closures. People’s savings were gone and there was no longer a demand for goods. Many lost their jobs and there was a spike in unemployment. Many Americans throughout the nation lost their homes. Families with young children had to live on the streets and rummage for food. America’s economic depression spread to other countries around in the world. All trade with America had stopped, affecting those with strong trade dependency with the United States, for example, South American and European countries. Overall, unemployment spiked around the world, in countries such as Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, and Canada. America’s Great Depression called for the creation of many government acts, including the Social Security Act, which guarantees income to the unemployed, disabled, and

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