1920 – 1948 Confidence and Crises Post-War

Key Ideas

1. As men returned from fighting in the war, women left the workforce and married in massive numbers.

2. The return to peacetime reinforced domestic ideals and commitments to protective legislation.

3. Despite these domestic ideals, women did not forget their wartime experiences and pursued greater opportunities outside the home.

4. Woman leaders in government and the arts promoted new standards for human and civil rights and set examples for activists to come.

Introduction