The changing position of women, 1917–80 Flashcards Preview

Edexcel History A-Level (Paper 1, Option 1F: In search of the American Dream: the USA, c1917– 96)- Theme 3/ Society and culture in change, 1917–80 > The changing position of women, 1917–80 > Flashcards

Flashcards in The changing position of women, 1917–80 Deck (45)
Loading flashcards...
1

When was the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote ratified?

18 August 1920

2

When was the League of Women Voters setup?

1920

3

When was the Women's Bureau of Labor setup?

1920

4

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)

5

When was the Muller vs Oregon ruling that limited the the number of working hours for women to less that 10 per day?

1908

6

What legislation did the Women's Bureau of Labor push for?

A women's minimum wage

7

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?

97%

8

Number of working women between 1910 and 1930?

5 million to 10.6 million

9

Camp Tera was setup by Eleanor Roosevelt, and by 1936 there were 36 camps. How many people could this program reach per year?

5,000

10

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?

Housewives League

11

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

12

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

13

When was the Lanham Act passed?

1941

14

How many children were in day care by 1944 as a result of the Lanham Act?

133,000 children

15

The percentage of married women in work rose by how much during the Second World War?

15% to 23%

16

Which women's organisation re-formed during World War Two?

Women's Land Army of America

17

How many women were approximately working in agriculture by June 1943?

3 million

18

Number of Black women on nursing training courses between 1939 and 1945?

1,108 to 2,600

19

Percentage of married women in the workforce between 1940 and 1950?

10.1% to 22.2%

20

Percentage of people who thought married women should not work in 1936, 1938, 1942 and 1978?

1936= 82%, 1938=78%, 1942=13%, 1978=38%

21

How many more people lived in the suburbs in the 1960s compared to the 1950s?

19 million

22

Which TV show was made that portrayed and publicised the life of suburban women?

I Love Lucy

23

Which city had the first large out-of-town shopping mall in 1954?

Detriot

24

When did Kennedy setup a Commission of Enquiry On the Status of Women?

1961

25

When did Kennedy's Commission of Enquiry On the Status of Women publish its findings?

1963

26

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

27

When was the Equal Pay act?

1963

28

When was the Education Act that called for job counsellors to work with students?

1958

29

When was the Civil Rights Act?

1964

30

When was the Economic Opportunity Act?

1964