As a leader during World War I, he helped Canada overcome military difficulties by bringing back conscription when necessary. He also introduced The War Measures Act which gave Canada much power during the war, as they had more defense and security and were able to make orders. Borden was also successful in earning Canada a seat in the League of Nations which removes the idea of Canada being a “colony”. One notable thing that Borden also did was giving women the right to vote. Although it started off as mothers and wives of veterans, it succeeded overtime and all women were granted that right.
Women have a long history of service in the military. During that World War era, women had to step up to perform critical army jobs while men had to fight. According to the Constitution of South Africa (1996), women have equal opportunity and should be given the right to equal opportunities in the military for their professional growth. Sexual harassment policies are in place that include a wide range of unwanted or uninvited activities causing sexual favours. This concludes
Susan B. Anthony a famous women activist once said “The day may be approaching when the whole world with recognize women as the equal of men. “ The changing role of women was a result of the work they did during the war. In 1920, all women were given the right to vote. Divorce was made easier and they doubled due to women not willing to deal with their bad husbands. Women stopped doing what men wanted them do and started doing what they wanted, getting more rights and their own voices.
During Progressive Era, there were many reforms that occurred, such as Child Labor Reform or Pure Food and Drug Act. Women Suffrage Movement was the last remarkable reform. This movement was fighting about the right of women to vote, which was basically about women’s right movement. Many great leaders – Elizabeth Cad Stanton and Susan B. Anthony - formed the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Although those influential leaders faced hardship during this movement, they never gave up and kept trying their best.
Women are more powerful than they are perceived to be. During World War I and more prominently known during World War II, women took the jobs that men left behind when they were called for the draft therefore taking on the role as men. Although women have been allowed into the military since the times of World War I, they were not allowed into combat units, until 2013. As women have earned the opportunity to be in combat units, the next step would be allowing them to be included in the military draft. Women should be included in the military draft because it would allow them to be more equal to men, they would be able to see themselves as strong and capable, and it would change the way men view women.
They were then forced to return to Europe. One article states, “During WWII, the MS St. Louis was a ship that carried over 900 Jewish refugees from Germany. The passengers were unable to find refuge in North America and, after returning to Europe, many perished in the Holocaust.” (Jewish-Canadian Community Projects). While at the time, no one knew the mass scale of destruction and slaughter the Nazis had planned for the Jews, Canada still played a hand in their deaths by refusing them to admit them into Canada. By forcing them to return to Europe, they ultimately forced the Jews to face impending doom.
The people behind the scene who took care of the soldiers were as important to the people who were fighting in the front lines. The heritage minute clip on the Nursing Sister is effective, although it only highlights two nurses, in particular, Eleanor Thompson and Eden Pringle, the true meaning is to recognize the contributions of all the Canadian women who volunteered as nurses during the First World War. This paper will examine the purpose of the clip, how the event contributed to Canadian identity and accurate representation of Canadian history. Nursing Sisters video demonstrates a clear objective of what the meaning behind this particular heritage minute clip is. Prior to the 19th century, women becoming nurses was considered unacceptable,
I'm Rosie. Rosie the Riveter. I was a cultural icon for women in the us during the time of world war || in the early 1940's. I worked in a factory building munitions and war supplies. My fellow female co-workers and I replaced the male workers that were in the military.
The cut off Americans then suffered through six days of fierce German attacks. The Americans sent out over 30 runners to make contact with their own forces, but all were killed or captured by the Germans. They finally made contact using carrier pigeons. The men held off the Germans long enough to be rescued by their own forces. Raquel Pittman
Trenches were dug in two different ways, with a space of land in the middle. Many men died in this “no-man’s land.” Trench warfare was deadly, horribly inefficient, and brutal for the soldiers living there. Trench warfare was deadly because of all the new technologies being utilized during World War I. One of the new and improved technologies was the machine gun. The machine gun was responsible for killing many soldiers when they crossed into “no-man’s land.” The machine gun would fire hundreds of bullets with the pull of the trigger.
A violent bombardment followed by another gas attack, but the Canadians maintained their grounds. The Canadians established a reputation as a formidable fighting force. Congratulatory messages were cabled to the Canadian Prime Minister. "The costs were high, 6,035 Canadians, became casualties and more than 2,000 died." (Ypres 1915) These were heavy losses in four days for Canada 's little force whose men were civilians months before.
It expanded their usefulness, emphasizing recognition upon their gender role. Among the roles in the war, the majority were “cooks, maids, laundresses, water bearers and seamstresses for the army” (Brooks 2013, para. 16). Women were well suited for providing nourishment and necessities for the army due to their skills obtained by their accustomed housework. “...the American army often recruited the many female camp followers to fill these jobs” (Brooks 2013, para.
The home front during the Civil War was an active environment dedicated to supporting the military war effort. Many things took place on these home fronts, Everyone had to do their part to support the brave troops fighting in the war. For example, the role of women increased as volunteers began to desert their businesses to serve in the war. Women began to run shops and businesses while the men were away, which helped them thrive in the midst of chaos. Because these factories were run by these women, more food, supplies, and clothing were able to be made for soldiers.
As more men began to enlist, women stepped in to take their place. Due to their vital roles in the workplace, they were able to gain more independence. In order for Robert Borden, former prime minister of Canada, to pass conscription, the 1917 Military Service Act was passed. Mothers, wives, and daughters of soldiers had the right to vote. Not only did their rights change, but their fashion as well.
The government planed a campaign to attract women into factories. The work force for women had increased from 27% to 37%. Half of them took on tough jobs and defense industries. After the men left off to the military women entered the work force to fill in for