Women In America's Involvement In World War II

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The years following The Great Depression were at first wrought with global conflict. With three physical wars and the threat of a possible fourth, this was a time of change and uncertainty amongst Americans. Overlapping the last few years of the Great Depression the world went to war for a second time. At first America had decided to remain out of the conflict in Europe, with much of our focus being on rebuilding and restoring our own country, and also finding it hard to justify risking the lives of Americans for a war that, quite frankly, was none of our business. This of course changed when the Japanese decided to launch an attack on Pearl Harbor. This of course was unacceptable and America would have it’s justice, for all of the innocents killed in the unprovoked attack. During America’s involvement in World War II many and more men were enlisting into the military. Because of this increase in enlistees the employment opportunities for women also increased. With all of the men fighting in the war many women were employed in fields that were not generally accepted as “women’s work”. Many of these jobs ranged from trade jobs to volunteering as nurses in VA hospitals, but possible the biggest mark that women made were in the munitions factories. This undoubtedly solidified the quest for women’s rights nearly thirty years earlier. The U.S. Army created a…show more content…
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