Essay about The Progression of Women through the 20th Century
March 24, 2014
There has been so much history and so many changes to our country over the last 100 years. I will focus on the changes that women have fought for and helped in making positive changes in our country.
“If one compares a woman in 1900 with her counterpart in 2000, the gains have been significant. There were the obvious changes, such as the right to vote and other governmental policies supporting women in the 1960s and 1970s. The results were women successfully engaging in certain jobs for the first time. Where women were once a minority, or excluded entirely, by 1980, they accounted for more than half of all undergraduate students”, …show more content…
The African American woman made great strides as well. During the Civil Rights Movements, there were several women to stand up to the white man, some purposefully taking a stand and some just trying to survive in the new world of “freedom”.
Rosa Parks made a huge impact on the Civil Rights Movement. Taking the bus after a long, tiring day of work, she decided not to give up her seat to a white person and was thrown off the bus and ridiculed. Martin Luther King Jr. heard of this and stood behind Rosa Parks and started the first boycott of public transportation. The end result was a law put in place allowing African Americans to ride public