How did World War l impact the lives of women in the United States following World War I?

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Aug 11, 2016

While the men were off fighting World War I, women got two rather controversial bills enacted into law.


Although neither law took effect until war's end, women took advantage of their husbands' absence to get two bits of legislation made into law: the 18th amendment (which outlawed the sale of liquor) and the 19th Amendment (which gave women the vote in all states). Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good.