The American Civil War marked a defining period in the United States history. The war forced women into public life in ways people may not be able to imagine in a generation. Thousands of women became involved in the war as Civil War nurses. Many women disguised themselves as men during the war so they can fight. This was the first time in many years that the women played a significant role in war.
Patrick Blain Women of World War II Many Canadians believe that men are the ones who won the war, but we also have to remember all those who played a substantial role behind the scenes of all the action, the women. On the home front they made weapons and military crafts for those in battle. Many women were also near the battlefields nursing and taking care of wounded soldiers. WWII also brought women to the fighting front where they helped fighters in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. In WWII women played an enormously tremendous role in Canada’s victory both on the home front and the war front.
When the war broke out in August 1914, thousands of women lost their jobs in dressmaking, millenary and jewellery making. Many were in the search for work and wanted to help in the war effort. The introduction of conscription in 1916 led to an increase in the number of women employed in all sectors of the economy. Women gained access to a whole range of jobs that had been previously preserved for men and many questioned whether women were fit to do the work. Although women proved themselves to be hard working and just as capable of doing work as the opposite gender, many also struggled due to the work being dangerous and the poor safety regulations at the time, as source A8 shows.
Slacks and Calluses: Our Summer in a Bomber Factory Women had different perspectives during World War 2. Many served in different branches of armed forces. Some labored in war productions plants. Most women stayed at home and had other responsibilities to raise children, balance check books, and some labored in war-related office jobs, while the men went to war. In addition to factory work and other front jobs about 350,000 women joined the Armed services, serving at home and abroad.
Discuss the decision made to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. By August 1945 the Second World War was as its final stages. Only one last victory was need for the Allies in order to win the war, a victory over Japan. Ending the war with Japan during World War 2 was both difficult and problematic for the Americans. The decision to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had many influential factors effecting the decision.
They began to take up jobs that would be considered unsuitable for women before 1914, such as working in munitions factories and other war industries. Many women volunteered to work overseas as nurses or ambulance drivers. They also drove buses, streetcars, and worked on police forces and civil service jobs. They were also needed for agriculture. Almost all jobs men did before they left to fight in the war were now a women’s job.
Women During the Civil war: As I was doing my project over the past two weeks i have gained a plethora of knowledge. I came to realize that women played a pretty large role in the Civil War. If the women were not there when men went to war then most households would've fallen apart. The women did many jobs while the men were at war. They did practically everything a man was supposed to be doing, besides fighting in the war of course.
(Women). Women also worked in factories, plants and farms. Some even drove trucks, provided logistic support for soldiers and entered areas of work that were previously only for men (Partners). Some women even enlisted as nurses serving on the front lines. Many others joined support groups at home and there was a great increase in the number of women serving in the military itself (World).
They knew that an invasion would require a huge army, would take a long time, and many troops would die, estimated more than the entire German casualties in the war. If the US would lose 1 million troops, Japan would lose 10 million as they would not be allowed to surrender and continue being sent on suicide mission. The United States wanted to avoid this, and end the war
However, before invading the USSR in 1941, Hitler was convinced Germany can maintain their strength and beat all of its enemies. That year he was proven wrong as he invaded the USSR in 1941, instead of focusing on destroying the Russian army and conquering Moscow before winter, he diverted to other directions which caused significant delays. He re-focused on Moscow only in September, when he realized that winter was too close and it cost him the entire war, as he lost thousands of men. Hitler also knew that Germany's ally Japan was considering attacking either to the North (USSR) or to the South (USA). He didn't try to coordinate his invasion of the Soviet Union with Japan or even inform it.