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Unit 4 Paper - Freshman Essays

Unit 4 Paper

Women’s Perspectives Speech

The first wave of feminism would not only correspond with the latter decades of the suffrage movement, but also with discussions of women’s economic independence and efforts to break free of societal constraints. For this Unit 4 Assignment, you will put yourself in the shoes of a woman from the first two to three decades of the 20th Century, and write a speech addressing why society should consider women’s perspectives. Women such as Edna Kenton, Inez Milholland, Crystal Eastman, Bessie Beatty, and others were ardent supporters of equality and a woman’s right to choose — whether in terms of deciding to have a baby, joining the military, or selecting the next president of the United States.

Consider the perspectives of the women described in the Unit 4 Reading and use those perspectives as a basis for your speech. You will write a speech regarding the need for society’s acceptance of women as equal members of society in the first two to three decades of the 20th Century.

Take a stance on a particular issue related to the first two to three decades of the 20th Century. The following are examples of possible events/issues related to the early 20th Century: Birth control, pacifism, marriage rights, or women in the military. Feel free to select an issue from this list or another from the Unit 4 Reading. Write a 500-word speech explaining why early 20th Century society should consider women’s accomplishments and perspectives related to the selected issue.

Get in character! Be sure to emphasize the first two to three decades of the 20th Century, and in your speech, connect events from these two to three decades. Note: The speech should be written as if you were living during the first two to three decades of the 20th Century, and not from your perspective as a 21st Century citizen.

APA formatting:

Connections to the Unit 4 Reading material are required for this Assignment. Be sure to include parenthetical citations and references; formatting for citations and reference entries should follow the APA 6th edition style guide, which is available under Course Resources via the APA Quick Reference Guide link.

Word Count:

The Assignment should be at least 500 words, and should employ connections to the Unit 4 Reading material.

Please follow all the directions and this should be written as a speech also here is the book we are using Through Women’s Eyes: An American History with Documents Edition: 4th (2016) Author: Ellen Carol Dubois, Lynn Dumenil and chapter 6 pages 334-341, chapter 8 428-437, 458-467, chapter 9 470-493, 519-524.