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Chapter 9 Section 2

Women in Public Life

What did Susette La Flesche accomplish? She fought for Native American rights and eventually helped pass the Dawes Act of 1887 which made Native Americans citizens
How did life change for women on farms? It barely did, they still cooked and cleaned and sewed but now they also raised livestock and plowed
1 in 5 women had jobs by 1900, they made half as much as men however. Where did women work? Classrooms, offices, garment trade, manufacturing, stores.
In 1870 roughly 70 percent of women held what job? Domestic worker, or a servant. they would cook clean and take care of other people's homes
What was the first college made especially for women? Vassar Women's College
What was a huge change women made in the late 19th century? They no longer had to get married. Nearly half of college women never got married.
This African American women's club ran nurseries, reading rooms and kindergartens. NACW, National Association of Colored Women
Who founded the National Women's Suffrage Association? Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
What was the three-part strategy for gaining women's suffrage? Convince Legislatures. Pursue Court Cases. Push for a National Constitutional Amendment to allow women to vote
Created by: KoriLeigh