The Women of the Civil War Shawna Doughty HIST 101 American Public University Chris Morton Shawna Doughty Chris Morton HIST 101 October 14, 2012 The Woman of the Civil War For the most part the Civil War is often looked at as a man’s war, but thousands of women also actually took part in the war. Women were involved in the Civil War in both the North and South, slaves and free women, rich and poor, married and single. It is easy to see that all types of women took part in the great conflict that consumed the nation. The women in the Civil War all played different parts, and had very different journeys, but they were still involved and many people tend to forget about them. In the years before the Civil War, the
When Britain declared war on Germany in August 1914 and many men entered the service, women were called on to do work and take on roles that were outside their traditional gender expectations. Many women took on jobs that were traditionally classed as men’s work. Many women donned uniforms as part of civilian organizations which were dedicated to the war effort, demonstrating that they too were "in service." As well as paid employment, they were also expected to take on other unpaid, voluntary work such as preparing rolling bandages, knitting clothes and preparing hampers for soldiers on the front. This proved that women were capable of taking on work in the employment front and therefore forced the voting controversy that was later to come.
During the Revolutionary War, it was not just the men who went to war against the British soldiers, thousands of women also took an active role in the war. It was common for wives of the officers and soldiers to follow their husbands to military camps to cook, sew, do laundry, and take care of the wounded and sick soldiers. Though the women also had to deal with the extreme weather conditions and died from diseases, they received less pay and less food than the men. Then there were the women who stayed at home, taking care of the farm and children, not knowing if their husbands were still alive. Then there is Molly Pitcher, a nickname for the women who provided water to the soldiers and to cool the cannons down.
Shawna Smith Stephanie McConnell His 201 C21 12 March 2013 The Many Ways Woman Contributed in the Revolutionary War Although the Revolutionary war was mostly fought by men, thousands of women made many contributions to the war effort. They accomplished this in many different ways. Some of those ways include but are not limited to: keeping the plantation running and child care, being nurses at the encampment, being cooks at the encampments, doing laundry, some even disguised themselves as men and enlisted, and some fought beside their husbands on the battle field. In the following paragraphs I will give proof that woman contributed in the ways mentioned above. The revolutionary war may have been harder to deal with if not for
Vu Le Per 1 16-1 1. The selective Service system expanded the draft and eventually provided another 10 million soldiers and helped the US armed forces’ needs. 2. During WWII, women volunteers would serve in noncombat positions and they worked at company, as nurses, and radio spectators, etc. 3.
The Revolutionary War was about gaining independence from British rule and that the American Revolution contained more than just that one war. It was also the very first war in which the colonies resisted against an Imperial power. At the start of the war about 80,000 Loyalists emigrated to Canada and England. The Revolution created two nations the United States and Canada, which remains a British Commonwealth Nation today (Foner 441-520) ("U.S. History Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium"). The American Revolutionary War was a civil war as well.
Women of the American Revolution In Present Day, women are involved in politics all over the world but yet, we are still belittled by the average man. When people think about the American Revolution and the people involved in the war that led this country to freedom these names probably come to mind. George Washington, General and also the first President of the United States. Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States. Samuel Adams, creator of the Sons of Liberty.
The Declaration of Independence (Paraphrased by Robert Wittenstein) Sometimes it is necessary for a group of people to separate themselves from their government and create a new (separate) country. This is a serious decision so it is important that we, the Thirteen United States of America, spell out the causes that make this necessary. All men are created equal; God has not selected anyone to rule over us. God has granted all men certain rights, and these rights cannot be taken away by any government. These rights include Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Even the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence hold the words also. The words "under God" some say are unconstitutional and are using religion on our young people today. Some believe that two little words push any type of religion onto someone. Knowing that everyone believes acts or will do what they want to in this lifetime that is why we have our First Amendment Rights. The Pledge of Allegiance does not at all infringe on our youth's First Amendment Rights, and yet it is broadcasted that way through every public venue out there.