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Reforms affecting women during the Progressive Era.

Many important reforms were achieved during the progressive era, including women's suffrage and some legislation that hoped to alleviate some of the deplorable working conditions many women faced. what types or arguments did white women use to gain support for the reforms they hoped to achieve and how did these arguments differ for women of other races? do you think these arguments were valid? why or why not? how did the reforms sought for women reflect deeply held basic assumptions about gender roles?

What types of arguments did white women use to gain support for the reforms they hoped to achieve?

One argument was that true democracy cannot be limited just to rich white males. Giving white women the right to vote would make America an even more democratic nation. It would be more truly representative.

The WCTU (Women's Christian Temperance Union) argued that prohibiting the manufacture, transportation and selling alcohol would benefit families. Not only would fathers be less inclined to beat their wives and children but more of the families income could be spent on food and other essentials if it would be more difficult for men to purchase alcohol.

Hull House in Chicago sought to teach skills to mothers, keep fathers away from alcohol and teach children about health, morals and virtuous behavior. Women also argued that child labor laws were unjust, labor laws for women were severe and campaigned for a minimum wage.

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Many important reforms were achieved during the progressive era, including women's suffrage and some legislation that hoped to alleviate some of the deplorable working conditions many women faced. what types or arguments did white women use to gain support for the reforms they hoped to achieve and how did these arguments differ for women of other races? do you think these arguments were valid? why or why not? how did the reforms sought for women reflect deeply held basic assumptions about gender roles?

What types of arguments did white women use to gain support for the reforms they hoped to achieve?

One argument was that true democracy cannot be limited just to rich white males. Giving white women the right to vote would make America an even more democratic nation. It would be more truly representative.

The WCTU (Women's Christian Temperance Union) argued that prohibiting the manufacture, transportation and selling alcohol ...

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