The Role And Importance Of Women During World War II

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Women of World War II
During World War II and the many wars and battles that have occurred throughout history, people come together to unite in order to help support the war. To be a part of a war effort, means to participate in the act of supporting a military force. The work done on the home front is as essential and significant to the war effort that is done by soldiers in the field of battle. On the home front, non-combatants focus on sacrificing, volunteering and being on the same page with others to achieve this goal. During World War II, women had to do their part to support the war, even if it meant leaving the home to work. In the United States, women entered the workforce for the first time
The role and importance of women in WWII
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Roosevelt declared, “This whole nation of 130 million men, women, and children is becoming one great fighting force.” This point made by the president at the time, referred to women and children as fighting forces. Even though they were not out fighting, women and children could serve the community in other ways such as, rationing their food, collecting cans, writing letters and sending care packages. There are many sacrifices made at home and in the community, to help the soldiers who are fighting the …show more content…
One object that makes the home front so important in the war effort, are the sacrifices that are made by the people who are not soldiers. Throughout World War II, women and children collected items requested by the men fighting in the war such as, canned goods, meat, and sugar. Women who stayed at home with their children were told to buy stamps and savings bonds for the government. The food rationing was a hard part of the lives of the families supporting the war effort on the home front. Of course, not all women would be able to remain at home raising their children. With so many jobs that needed to be worked, women were required to accept other roles.
The government promoted the importance of the war effort and used propaganda as an enticement to get more women into the work force. Since men were deployed for war, women started filling professions that were traditionally held by males. Women realized they could aid in the war by taking on these titles. These jobs included; becoming nurses and helping the wounded soldiers, joining armed forces and working in

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