During the Reformation period starting in the 1800s, women began to talk about their views. On drinking, money, their children’s education, mental challenged people’s rights, better prison conditions, and the end of slavery, women were seen to change politics, although they could not vote, they became somewhat leaders for their views. During the Civil War in 1861-1865 on North and South Women became their ancient roles from the Revolutionary War, as helping their men in war. Though after that, war, women seemed to lose itself a bit. However, not for long, because industries started to kick in.
Then you have the Gilded Age in 1873 women before this Age and after started working in the industries. In the North then women worked, and in the South the did too, and helped their men on the farms.
So, how did it rise and falls. All depended on what was going at the time. The roles Women played were important, in the Middle Class they were always between poor and rich, and they were the ones that wanted to work hard enough to prove for their family, thus they wanted to become rich. When women were not seen important, they put their views through their beliefs and moral values, and when they became important the set aside that and did what was best to keep their family alive.