This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Development Of Womens' Movement In The 1960's

779 words - 3 pages

The Development of Womens' Movement in the 1960's

During the Second World War women were needed to contribute to the war
effort if America were to succeed. Hence, propaganda campaigns were
launched to encourage women to play a more active role in helping
America succeed in the war. The most famous character used by the
government in their propaganda campaign was Rosie the Riveter. She
took on jobs that had previously been associated with men, such as
riveting, working in ammunition factories and so on. The campaign
proved a big success, with women being employed in factories making
guns, ammunition, jeeps, aircraft's etc. They provided soldiers on the
front line with ammunition and kept the army supplied with weapons.
Other propaganda campaigns were also used such as adverts were used.

Women also benefited from their working position. They experienced
financial freedom and had the ability to buy what they wanted without
having to ask for money. They also experienced their first taste of
economic equality, as several states employed a equal pay system
during the war.

However, after the war things went back to normal, as many women
thought it is their duty to allow men to have their jobs back and
return to household jobs. Despite this, the seeds of the Womens' were
planted.

Directly after the war America experienced a 'Baby Boom'. It was
solely down to this single factor to why the Womens' Movement had been
delayed for over a decade. It was about the beginning of the 60's when
children began to go to high school that (the majority of) women once
again had free time. This is why it took so long for the Womens'
movement to develop after laying the foundations during the war.

Some women were inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and began to
campaign for rights that became known as the Womens' Movement. A new
drug known as 'The Pill' became the most effective method of
contraception that could be...

Find Another Essay On The Development of Womens' Movement in the 1960's

The Student Union Development in 1960's and 1970's

1144 words - 5 pages medals they had received back to the government. Another group of people were also present in the 1960's and 1970's; these were the so-called "hippies". They were also part of the group that marched to Washington DC. The hippies were for peace and against war. The Hippie movement endorsed drugs, rock music, mystic religions and sexual freedom. They opposed violence. . The Woodstock Festival, at which 400,000 young people

Women's Movement Of 1960's Essay

1763 words - 7 pages greatly increased in the 1960’s. They began to realize they did not have to be held to the “housewife” role as they had always been. More women went on to college to pursue higher education, and then hopefully an actual job in the workforce. The complacency that had clouded women for so long was slowly disappearing (Friedan, Feminine Mystique, 82). Finally, the Women’s Movement changed the lives of women today. If

Students and the Civil Rights Movement During the 1960's

1114 words - 4 pages The 1960's was a decade of tremendous social and political upheaval. In the United States, many movements occurred by groups of people seeking to make positive changes in society. During this decade, the Civil Rights movement continued to gain momentum. The black community was continually persecuted and discriminated against by prejudice white individuals and figures of authority. Blacks everywhere struggled to end

Womens movement and emergence into Art in the 1920's (Art/History)

595 words - 2 pages "IN THE 1920s WOMEN STARTED TO EMERGE AS A SIGNIFICANT FORCE" Discuss this statementIn the 1920's women started to emerge as a significant force. Before the 1920's, women rarely found jobs in male-dominated fields because of their status in Victorian and Edwardian societies. However all this had changed in the 1920's. Women became more involved in visual arts as more than a hobby, new lifestyles were promoted, women were given a chance to play a

The Influence of the Student Protest Movement on United States' 1960's

1315 words - 5 pages The 1960’s was a decade filled with controversies and the fight for equality. The Student Protest Movement was the fuel to the fire that feed many protests on several important matters. At the beginning the students stood for a positive change in America. It is certain that such beliefs gave theses activist the title of dreamers. They would start small but eventually make their way up against the government, also known as “the man”. The

The Development of Popular Music from the 1960's to Present Day

910 words - 4 pages , overdrive, flanger, and echo, which were effective because of the unusual sounds that where produced. This movement also saw the development of the electronic synthesiser that would see much use in the 1980's. An example of the use of the effects mentioned above would be in Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds" based on the novel by H. G. Wells. The combination of psychedelic rock, blues, gospel and soul paved the way for a new type of music - Heavy

Women's Liberation Movement (1960's)

1209 words - 5 pages Women's Liberation Movement (1960's)Imagine yourself as a woman in the 1960s. They are denied basic rights, trapped in the home for life, and discriminated against in the workplace. Then the 1960s came along with it, the thought that women could have a say in their government, that they could perhaps leave home without feeling guilty about leaving their children alone, and that they could receive a job and earn wages just like men.The women's

The Vietnam War & the 1960's Fthe political changes to the Civil Rights Movement

3497 words - 14 pages Vietnam War and the 1960sThe decade of the 1960s was a very violent and socially changing time in the United States. From the political changes, brought about by the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Counterculture movement and to the Civil Rights Movement.In 1960 Kennedy was one of the many Democratic aspirants for the party's presidential nomination. He put together, however, a well-financed, highly organized campaign and

The Developing Civil Rights Movement from the late 1940 to the 1960's

1306 words - 5 pages assassination in 1968, it had already become more difficult to rally blacks and whites around integration and peaceful demonstrations. New black leaders had started to assert that blacks could achieve more with fists and guns than with nonviolence which lost a lot of white support. The Civil Rights Movement began to collapse because the blacks had lost their unity, some were more interested in black nationalism than in integration. In spite of the movement's collapse, the 1950's and early 60's had exposed the racial injustice in America and had sparked change.

This essay is about the development of Rock music during the 1950's to the 1960's. It shows popular artists, tenage trends and more

681 words - 3 pages took America by storm. They combined the guitar-based rock and roll of Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly with the artistry of the Tin Pan Alley style. The Beatles influenced many other rock bands such as 'The Rollin' Stones', 'The Animals' and 'The doors.'There were many other developments in the area of music throughout the 1950 and 1960's. Instead of using a vast array of instruments like in the jazz age, the number of instruments decreased

Film of the 1960's

1442 words - 6 pages Nelson Mandela once said, “ I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” This quote will be the surrounding configurations of this essay. These simple words do not only play a role into a human’s everyday life, but that of a role in the major political and social changes of that decade... that decade being the 1960’s. What

Similar Essays

The Civil Rights Movement In The 1960’s

2392 words - 10 pages he was assassinated April 4, 1968, in the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis. The president then declared April 7 a national day of mourning for King (Biography 1-7). The 1960’s also had many other people that were important to the development of the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was a man who had a lot of influence over blacks. Although he spent most of his time outside of the United States traveling to such places as Africa and

The Civil Rights Movement In The 1960’s

1336 words - 5 pages African Americans have been struggling for equality for many decades. It only seems that during the 1960?s is when there were actual significant advances made. This was about the same time that civil rights came into the political scene. Throughout the South, Blacks were still in the majority, but had no political power what so ever. The Civil Rights Movement gave African Americans a voice and a chance to make a difference. The 1960's

The Civil Rights Movement In The 1960’s

584 words - 2 pages the voting rights issue in 1965, resulting in civil rights workers forming their own political party. Militant blacks, such as Malcolm X emphasized black separatism and political power. He encouraged urban black military, and it increased in the mid 1960's. The civil rights movement reaffirmed constitutional principles. Kennedy was one of the greatest presidents this nation has ever seen. Barely defeating Nixon, his charisma captured American

The Women's Movement In The 1960's (Presentation Script)

951 words - 4 pages political office and to female students striving for high academic achievement. This feminist movement rejected all limits to the equality of women's rights.What did they want?The women demanded equal wages for work equal to that of men. In most cases women were only making two thirds that of a man's wage and that too for doing the same job. Women also pushed to have the same basis for promotion as that offered to men. Often men were chosen over women