Woman’s Rights

Throughout this course we have seen woman gaining power and presence in the United States.  Above is an image of a woman casting a vote.  Woman’s suffrage lead to the 19th Amendment which declared that no state or federal government can deny a citizen to vote base on sex.  Although many woman didn’t believe their say would amount to much this would slowly change throughout history as woman had more presence and dominance in society, government, and the workforce.

Above is the famous piece propaganda from WWII.  As you know it is to encourage the female involvement in the workforce.  WWII was a time where woman were leaving the household and picking up jobs that males had to leave behind when heading overseas.  This was the spark of woman in the workforce which gave woman a sense of fulfillment and presence.

I chose this graph to show the percentage of woman making up the workforce from 1964 to 2009.  There has been a steady increase in the percentage of the workforce made up by woman in the United States.  In 2009 woman made up for 49.8% and today after the economic downturn woman have now become the majority in the workforce, becoming in many cases the top earner, or “breadwinner.”

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