Women in Public Life

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Women in Public Life by Mind Map: Women in Public Life

1. Women Lead Reform

1.1. Women in Higher Education

1.1.1. Women were aloud to attend college and marriage was no longer the only alternative.

1.2. Women in Reform

1.2.1. The participation of educated women often strengthened existing reform groups.

1.3. A three-part strategy

1.3.1. 1. Suffragist tried to convince state legislatures to grant women the right to vote.

1.3.2. 2. Women pursued court cases to test Fourteenth Amendment.

1.3.3. 3. Women pushed for a national constitutional amendment to grant women the right to vote.

2. Women in the Work Force

2.1. Farm Women

2.1.1. Women had to help with farm tasks.

2.2. Women in Industry

2.2.1. At the turn of the century 1 out of 5 women held jobs.

2.3. Domestic Workers

2.3.1. Women had to find jobs, such as cleaning for other families.