Times started to change for men and women. Women started to have more time on their hands and wanted to do more but politically it was still a man’s game as they say. Some woman started to go to college but they could only be in contact with other women. (17.3.2). Women started clubs but they were divided. Women started to fight for their rights and views in the world. African Americans were fighting as well but they were still being discriminated against. A lot of men believed that politics was just for them and that the women did not have the ability to handle it. Showing this, men thought the political process was a man’s war and women could not have anything to do with it. (17.3.2).
Looking at how politics were back then a lot of people could not say anything. If you were a woman you did not have the right. If you were African American you were discriminated against. If you were a man and did not make a lot you probably did not have time to deal with politics. Mostly likely they were busy trying to make ends meet so their wives and children had everything they needed. (17.3.2)
Most people of the working class that struggled to make their ends meet would live in tenements. Tenement were buildings that were maybe four to six stories tall. One tenement would hold several families. Sometimes families even had to have their Children work and wives to cover daily living expenses. (17.1.3). They didn’t have time to look at politics because they were trying to keep their family afloat. On the other hand, people that were some what wealthy could pay more attention to what was happening not only just their family but outside of it.
The political process has changed over the years. Improvements for the future like women having right and being able to be a part of the political process. Everyone has different political view and how we voice them today is way different then what happend back then. Back then not everyone showed political views but now mostly everyone does.
Keene, Jennifer D. Visions of America: A History of the United States. 3rd ed., vol. 2, Pearson, 2017.