Flashcards in The changing position of women, 1917–80 Deck (45)
When was the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote ratified?
18 August 1920
When was the League of Women Voters setup?
When was the Women's Bureau of Labor setup?
By how much did the number of working women rise by between 1910 and 1940?
5.367 million (from 7.64 million to 13.007 million)
When was the Muller vs Oregon ruling that limited the the number of working hours for women to less that 10 per day?
What legislation did the Women's Bureau of Labor push for?
A women's minimum wage
In a 1932 report from the Women's Bureau of Labor, what percentage of the women working in slaughtering and meat packing were working as the sole wage earner or to boost the husband's wage?
Number of working women between 1910 and 1930?
5 million to 10.6 million
Camp Tera was setup by Eleanor Roosevelt, and by 1936 there were 36 camps. How many people could this program reach per year?
Fannie Peck setup which organisation in Detroit during 1930 encouraging people to shop in black run stores and to organise local help for those in need?
Compared to each dollar earned by an average white American, what was the average Black woman and White woman earning in comparison during the New Deal?
23 cents and 61 cents
Which act was passed in 1940 for Women regarding mobilisation during this time of heightened foreign aid for America?
The Selective Training and Service Act
When was the Lanham Act passed?
How many children were in day care by 1944 as a result of the Lanham Act?
The percentage of married women in work rose by how much during the Second World War?
15% to 23%
Which women's organisation re-formed during World War Two?
Women's Land Army of America
How many women were approximately working in agriculture by June 1943?
Number of Black women on nursing training courses between 1939 and 1945?
1,108 to 2,600
Percentage of married women in the workforce between 1940 and 1950?
10.1% to 22.2%
Percentage of people who thought married women should not work in 1936, 1938, 1942 and 1978?
1936= 82%, 1938=78%, 1942=13%, 1978=38%
How many more people lived in the suburbs in the 1960s compared to the 1950s?
Which TV show was made that portrayed and publicised the life of suburban women?
I Love Lucy
Which city had the first large out-of-town shopping mall in 1954?
When did Kennedy setup a Commission of Enquiry On the Status of Women?
When did Kennedy's Commission of Enquiry On the Status of Women publish its findings?
What were the two conclusions of the Commission of Enquiry on the Status of Women?
The Equal Pay Act was praised but needed enforcing, and wider job opportunities for women
When was the Equal Pay act?
When was the Education Act that called for job counsellors to work with students?
When was the Civil Rights Act?