Henretta Chapter 29 - Period 8(1945-1990 Henretta Ch 29 Reading Questions Toward a Conservative America the 1970s Questions The Revival of Feminism(p

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Period 8 (1945-1990) Henretta Ch. 29 Reading Questions Toward a Conservative America, the 1970s Questions The Revival of Feminism (p. 861-864) 1. How did the position of women in American society begin to shift in the 60s as a result of broader socio-economic shifts? - Many more women were working outside the home (especially mothers) - Higher divorce rates and birth control: fewer babies - Women made up 42% of college population - Became increasingly visible in public life 2. What were the primary goals and strategies of second-wave feminism? - Equal partnership with men/involvement in society - Child care, abortion rights, equal pay - Marrital laws, no fault divorce - Women’s liberation 3. Explain the focus of “women’s liberation.” How is it a significant departure in the history of the women’s rights movement? - More political: goals of child care, equal pay, and abortion rights - Primarily younger, college-educated women fresh from the New Left and antiwar movements - Higher education oppertunities: women’s studies offered as a class 4. Describe the conservative backlash to the women’s rights and gay rights movements. - Moral values of conservatives attacked - Complete equality messes up the system (women not part of the draft, seperate bathrooms, etc) - Led campaigns to repeal the laws (Anita Bryant and Philis Schlafly) Environmentalism (p. 871-872) 5. What explains the new attention paid to the environment in the 60s and 70s?

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