Women gained the right to vote in 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was passed. Women's equality did not extend to the workplace, however. The majority of women still worked in the home; only one in four held jobs. For women employed outside of the home, society dictated what kind of work was acceptable. Respectable women held clerical or sales jobs or worked as nurses, librarians, or teachers. They usually earned less than men, even when doing the same job.
How does industrialization change a society?
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Describe the scene in the photograph and discuss the impact of industrialization on individual workers.