When you think of history you think of a brief narrative from the past more it provides more than that, it shows the challenges that had to be faced to develop many nations and with the challenges, it required permanent solutions. Nations have grown especially for women because before women had very few life options and there are many historical developments that have assisted with opportunities for women in society. Historical changes within the Great Depression, the New Deal, World War I, World War II, and the Civil War all had an impact on changing opportunities for women.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression is one of the most significant events that effected American and women. The economy was relaying so deeply on the “sex-typed” work, work that was normally assigned to males especially work in manufacturing in heavy industries such as steel productions. It is jobs like these were the layoff rates were the highest. Women mainly worked in service industries and these jobs continued during the 1930s and clerical workers, teachers, nurses, and operators always found work as well. There were many occasions were employers would lower pay scales for the women workers or sometimes even fail to pay them on time. During the Great Depression, women were the only bread winners which means women’s wages stayed a necessary component for the family to survive.
During the Great Depression, the employment rates of men declined while employment for women increased. There were 10.5 million women that were working outside the home in 1930 and by 1940 there were 13 million women working. The American society was still viewed women working as they were robbing men of the much needed work. There were even instances were female colleges told women not to pursue jobs after graduation so that men could fill the places. Between 1932 and 1937 there was a federal law in effect that said it was illegal for more than one in the family to obtain work in the...