The New Woman

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The New Woman

Margaret Sanger was born September 14, 1879 and died September 6, 1966. She was an American birth control activist, sec educator and nurse. Sanger was the first person to open the very frist birth control clinic in 1916 in the United States. Sanger also established popular organizations, which included the American Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood Federation of America.When Sanger opened the first birth control clinic, she was arrested for sharing information on contraception. She felt that in order for women to have a larger chance at equality, women should have the right to determine when to bear children. She also wanted to prevent unsafe abortions.


1920 - 19th Amendment1920- The Women's Bureau is formed within the Department of Labor 1923- The Equal Rights Amendment is first introduced to Congress "Men & Woman shall have equal rights..."1924- Margaret Sanger founds the American Birth Control League

19th Amendment Equal Right Amendments (ERA)Margaret Sanger Birth ControlPlanned ParenthoodMore jobs came open for women

"No woman can call herself free who does not own & control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother"-Margaret Sanger


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The New Woman of the 1920's

Flapper-Thin-Flat-Chested-Exposed more flesh-Reveled in Dancing, Drinking, Smoking-A Symbol of young women's freedom & independence -Blurred the boundaries between respectable & depraved by their public activities; Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, Dancing, & Dating were among their pastimes

The New Woman


-Housewives in families were impacted a greater deal-Family have become smaller because of the birth control usage-More females got the opportunity to higher education-Females began to be more involved in politics


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