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WW1 and advantages to women WW1 and disadvantages to women
Gave them chance to work sine men had gone Wages for the same job as men would be much
to war and to fill these spaces, women were lower for women…

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Great Depression disadvantages.
Women who were widowed, divorced or deserted had to take any job they could find, if they could
find one at all.

1923 ­ Women's Bureau of Labor report on women workers in meat packing/slaughtering jobs
found that…

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Encourage women to shop in blackrun stores $1 for white man 61c for white woman
Organise local help for those in need 23c for black woman
Soon spread to other towns and helped locals
on a small scale
November 31 ­…

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POST WAR
Not all men returned to their old jobs and so Factories changed from war goods to other
women kept theirs ­ many men took advantage foods like electrical appliances and did not
of the GI bills which guaranteed an…

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shops. This lifestyle was similar across all races William and Daisy Myers bought a house in a
and class. 17,300home white suburb and were black.
Typically, the wageearning husband went to When they moved in, 3000 `neighbours'
work and the wife…

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1.3 Society and culture in change 1917 - 80
and their advice was said to be dangerous and
patchy especially with the needs of girls they
counselled.
1964 CRA included sexual and racial equality
but women found that there was a big difference
between passing a low and enforcing it.…

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More groups took part in countrywide marches Under ERA, women would lose various tax and
and protests with slogans like `Don't Iron benefit privileges that they got when they didn't
While the Strike Is Hot' all demanding 3 things have to…

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Attitudes to immigrants in 1920s Effects
USA had an `open door' policy to immigration
before, allowing up to around 170,000
immigrants every year before around 1800s
which then rose to up to 1.2 million in 1907
More immigrants (81% in 1907…

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HOW MUCH WAS SOCIETY AFFECTED BY
IMMIGRATION 1917 ­ 80





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IMMIGRATION
`Open door policy' before WW1 with only 3 acts restricting the types of immigrants:
o Chinese immigrants in 1882 and those who were disabled
No restrictions on yearly numbers of immigrants or where they were from
Around 170,000 immigrants each…

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