Life During this Time
The wars that developed between 1898-1930 was the Spanish-American war, Philippine-American war, Banana wars, and WWI with America being involved with all of them. The Spanish-American war overwhelmed Americans at sea and on land against Spain which helped gain more navy bases and the Philippine-American war which was fought for Philippine independence The Banana war led the U.S. Marine Corps to specialize in long-term military occupation to safeguard customs revenues which were the cause of local civil wars and WWI that helped America gained trade with Spain. For women, fashion changed fro the early 1800's being long flat dresses, the mid 1800's being puffy long dresses and the lat to early 18-1900's being fitted and long less poof dresses and many hats were worn with short patterned dresses. Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Gloria Vanderbelt. Americans loved the new looks oh big hats and fitted dresses. The role of women changed in a positive way during this time because the growth of equal rights came from the 19th amendment. This change happened because of the many hard working activists and reformers like Susan B. Anthony and Rose Schneiderman.
This is an image of the 19th amendment from 1920 which was known as Women's Suffrage. This was placed in the Constitution of the United States which provides men and women with equal voting rights. The amendment states that the right of citizens to vote should not change because of a persons gender. "Shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex," is a quote from the amendment that is the broad idea. At the time the America was founded, women did not share all of the same rights as men, including the right to vote. It was not until 1848 that the movement for women’s rights was created and was shown at the convention in Seneca Falls made by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. After the convention, the demand for womens voting rights became a centerpiece of the women’s rights movement. Many activists formed organizations that raised public awareness and which led the government to grant voting rights to women. After 70 years, the 19th Amendment was created.
This is an image of Miss Rose Schneiderman who is the Vice President of the Women's Trade Union of N.Y.C. The image was taken around 1918 when the National Woman's Party Suffragists was formed. She was a big role for women during this time because she was an American socialist and feminist, and one of the most memorable women labor union leaders. She also had a big role in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and on finding ways to improve and protest the conditions of the work place.
In this image there are women rehearsing with Garden of the Gods at Colorado Springs for the Equal Rights Pageant. This was held on September 23, 1923 with only ten American western states participating. They were apart of the National Woman's Party and were a group of singers of the declaration of 1848 which demands equal rights for women. This event was important to many american women that it made an article in the newspaper.
This is an image of a section of women known as wage earners in a march to the white house gates. This was taken place on February 17, 1917 which was known as labor day in the picket line. These were women from the Picketing National Woman's Party Suffragists. These women wore suffrage sashes and carried suffrage banners.