What About the Women? Introduction to U.S. Women’s History



This course is designed to introduce you to some of the important issues faced by women in the United States. Instead of focusing on extraordinary women, this course looks at legal and political hurdles faced by women as they attempted to become fully-functioning citizens of the United States. We will look at such topics as married women’s legal status, stereotypes regarding women that were entered into law, how the Supreme Court has interpreted laws that solely affect women, why there has only been four female Supreme Court justices, roadblocks to women’s participation in politics, and the ways in which women worked outside of the system to gain leverage prior to being elected to Congress and to state governments. It’s a fascinating story that, in many ways, continues into the 21st century.Women’s March artwork provided by Alana Rae Art.