Monday, February 21, 2011

Rosie the Riveter gets America Working

The men have left for battle and their families are left at home with no one to provide for them. Well when times get harder, the people get tougher. Now that the men are gone, women must step up and take their place as the bread winner. Women begin to work in factories. They may work but times were still prejudice and they did not get paid as much as their husbands. But that did not stop them. And for the first time women were joining the armed forces. Such as: WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots), WAC (Women’s Army Corps), WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps). These programs were for each branch of the military. Although women were doing men’s jobs, the women never allowed in combat. These ladies came to be known as Rosie the Riveters

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