Birth Control movement paper

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Elie Jermanos Ms. Fishman History 7B Saturday, May 16 th , 2009 The Birth Control Movement The Birth Control Movement was founded in the early 1900’s in the United States. That period of time in the U.S. history is known as the progressive era, it ranged from 1890 to 1920. During that period of time the nation experienced a rapid industrialization and urbanization growth; the total population of the country went from six million in the early 1800s to seventy six million in the late 1800s. Millions of American migrated to the west, thousands of African- Americans moved to the northern cities; meanwhile, many immigrants most of them from the south east of Europe were struggling getting started in America while they tried to keep their own culture, language, and traditions. People of all ages worked long hours in poor and unsafe working conditions for a cheap pay, women started to appear in the workforce, and farmers weren’t able to keep their farms running because of rising competition and falling prices. As a summary the progressive era marked a growth in population, technology, industry as well as the woman’s role in society (http://www.nwhm.org/ProgressiveEra/home.html) Birth control devices started to become more popular in 1870, and a wide variety of them became available to the public. In 1873 Anthony Comstock and other lobbies lobbied
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2010 for the course ENG English 1A taught by Professor Roenchein during the Spring '10 term at Pasadena City College.

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