Academic Research 9













Unit 5 Assignment: We Can Do It! Women in Real Estate Investing

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Purdue University Global








I. We Can Do It! Introduction

A. In the early years of U.S. independence, our great nation underwent many battles to establish its place in the world. As husbands, fathers, and sons fought abroad wives, mothers, and daughters fought domestically. Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Try to avoid using our- third person would be best for the draft and final project.

B. Women initially entered this country as property to their husbands or burdens to society. However, as time progressed, women began to assert their presence in society by maintaining the economy while the men away at war; founding advocacy and coalition groups; and essential beginning an equal rights movement. Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Use the name instead of pointing to a slide or globe. Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Of?

C. American history is filled with political and social movements for female equality in a male dominated country: equal rights, equal pay, and equal career opportunities. Whatever the case, Rosie the Riveter has been emulated time and time again as a symbol of women’s strength. Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: You need a strong thesis statement about how an event changed the three subpoints.


II. Equal Rights Analysis Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: The section header should be how the moment in history changed human expression and use Rosie as an example of the arts.

A. Although not extended to all races, the woman suffrage movement pioneered the rigorous race to equality for all women in America.

B. In the early years of U.S. independence, state government defined the voting statutes. Ergo in 1776, New Jersey’s state constitution declared that all inhabitants that met specific property and residency requirements were entitled to vote; in which, did not exclude white women or black persons, male or female (Dubois & Dumenil, 2018). In the 1780s, a few property owning women exercised their right, inciting a re-evaluation of the state’s constitution, which took place in 1796 specifically exclude black men and women (Dubois & Dumenil, 2018).

C. New Jersey received grave criticism over the years for allowing women to vote occasionally. When a referendum election revealed extensive fraud in 1807, all women were excluded to vote on that they were easily manipulated (Dubois & Dumenil, 2018). Throughout the 19th century, woman suffrage groups formed immensely. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was not ratified until 1920, enfranchising women (NWHM, n.d.).

III. Equal Pay Analysis Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: The section should focus on how behavior changed after the event- maybe that more women entered the work force?

A. Although, equal pay for equal work began in the 1800s, it wasn’t until the Equal Pay of 1963 that women working in identical jobs would receive equal pay, which only covered a small number of female wage earners (Dubois & Dumenil, 2018). Notably, these issues were not established by Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. “The first piece of national legislation proposed to address gender pay inequality was the Women’s Equal Pay Act of 1945” (DuBose, 2017). Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Try not to use contractions in a formal essay. Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Did? Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Please provide exact small number and explain if the change was a direct result of the historic event. Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Good, but the words are not famous, so there is no need to use a quotation. You can use your own words and just refer to his research and statement.

B. The Progressive Era, a name quite befitting for the time period, as the flames of social activism and political reform burned bright in the American oppressed. Women’s Suffrage Groups continued to form across the states, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was formed, there were strike up rises and unions formed, the National Woman’s Party (NWP) picketed the white, and although this era closed with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment the fight was still not over.

C. At this point, one would think that women had proven their worth to society; as they had supported the country through the Civil War, the Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, and many battles in between. Throughout these wars woman supported the troops, kept the family farms and businesses running, gained employment, learned trades and so on. Despite their efforts, many loss their husbands, their land, their dignity, all that they had—until they said no more, and began to fight to keep what was rightfully theirs.

IV. Equal Career Analysis Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: The section header should be about an ethical issue that arose because of history. Maybe the ethical issue should be around equal pay- except that you would need to argue both sides fairly and without bias.





V. Critical Analysis and Recommendations

A. Although the Woman Suffrage Movement pioneered the women’s rights movements to follow, it took far too long to achieve the goal. Advancing beyond peaceful protest may have sped things up just a little. Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Opinion or do you have a graph showing the correct time and how long it took?

B. An example of advanced measure would be the “no-sex strike” of 1970 led by the Women in the Puerto Rican Young Lords Party against male leaders with whom the had personal relations. The women remained on strike until their demands were met, resulting in the endorsement of women’s rights (Dubois & Dumenil, 2018). Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Interesting global discussion!

C. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the national data analysis for gender wage gap in America in 2020 is still at an 18 percent gap, with women earning 82 cents for every dollar that men earn for full-time, year-round workers. Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Good point, but needs correct APA format for the in-text citation.


VI. Self Expression Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Needs to be in the first half of the project.


VII. Conclusion

Despite the adversity’s women faced throughout the years, as a whole they have not allowed their struggles to define them or give up their dreams. American women of different races, creed, and cultural background have fought tirelessly and selflessly to achieve their goals in unity. Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: No need for possessive- plural is adversities Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Adversities or Afghani or American women? Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Missing the reiteration of the thesis statement and three results from the first half as well as missing the main points o f the second half. The concluding page should be very powerful- like a lawyer’s closing argument.

VIII. References Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: Good so far, but the outline should also list the type of reference.

DuBois, E. C., Dumenil, L. (2018). Through Women’s Eyes, 5th Edition [VitalSource Bookshelf version]. Retrieved from vbk://9781319156107

DuBose, R. (2017). Compliance Requires Inspection: The Failure of Gender Equal Pay Efforts in the United States. Mercer Law Review, 68(2), 445.

National Women’s History Museum. retrieved May 18, 2020. From:

VIIII. Personal Reflection Comment by ProfesssorPatricia: The reflection section will need to be two pages and answer the questions in the Unit 9 directions.

The humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience. Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record our world.

Unit 5 Assignment – Outline


Grading Criteria Points Possible Points Earned
2-4 page outline, not including title and reference page. Outline should include headings and details for all necessary elements for the Unit 9 Assignment. The thesis statement seems to be missing from the introduction and conclusion?

Missing headings for the first half body.

Missing details for the second half.

25  23
Grammar, spelling, punctuation, organization, and editing reflect college-level writing. Any sources are properly cited and referenced according to APA format. Missing types of sources. Several sources seem to be missing. 10  8
TOTAL 35 31