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9.2 Women in Public Life

Chapter 9 The Progressive Era Unit 2 Women in Public Life

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jobs women filled in the workforce outside of the home
farm workers, in industries (ex. garment), offices, stores, classrooms, stenographers, typists, and telephone operators
triangle shirtwaist factory fire
fire spread through oil-soaked machines. when workers tried to flee all doors were locked and the one that wasn't was blocked by fire. resulted in 146 deaths. (led women to push for reforms in the work industry)
Vassar College
one of the first colleges to start accepting women in 1865. (other colleges included Smith and Wellesley) many other universities established a separate college for women
National Association of Colored Women
organization founded for the "moral education of the race with which we are identified"-mission. organization managed nurseries, reading rooms, and kindergartens
Susan B. Anthony
leader for woman suffrage. "I would sooner cut off my right hand than ask the ballot for the black man and not for women"
right to vote
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
along with Anthony founded the National Women Suffrage Association
National Women Suffrage Association
fought for womens suffrage, later became the National American Women Suffrage Association
National American Women Suffrage Association
resulted in the joining of the NWSA with other groups. fought for womens suffrage
3 part strategy for suffrage
1. tried to convince state legislatures to grant women the right to vote
2. pursued court cases to test the 14th amendment
3. pushed for a national constitutional amendment to grant women the right to vote
Seneca Falls
first public act for womens suffrage held in New York, turning point for womens rights
glass ceiling
a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions