Rosie The Riveter Essay

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On December 7, 1941, Japanese attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. This lead to the United States to enter the war. The everyday life of thousands of people has been dramatically changed. To support their families women found employment. Food, gas, and clothing were rationed. Japanese Americans had their rights taken away from them. Lastly, people held scrap metal drives. After the United States entered World War 2, women were told to take over men 's jobs. Many women served in the U.S. Armed Forces. More than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry. One example is Rosie the Riveter, she was mostly known for helping the United States to recruit women to work. (document 1) She was in newspapers, movies, posters, photographs, and articles. Rosie the Riveter represents the American women who worked in factories and …show more content…

People started many to be judged based on their ancestor 's many people had to sell their homes or business for prices that were lower than they originally were.(document 5) According to document 3, during the war people will hold scrap metal drives. In order to make tanks, ships, planes, and weapons it required a lot of metal. Americans were told to turn in all of the extra scrap metal. These pieces of scrap metal were all used to make military weapons for the war. Women donated cooking pots, children gave up all of their metal toys and farmers sacrificed their old tractors. By helping collect scrap metal people started to believe that they were part of the war because of all of the contribution that they made. The World War 2 changed many American lives throughout the years. Women took over men 's jobs. Food, gas, and clothing were all being rationed. Japanese Americans were being mistreated. Finally, people held scrap metal drives. World War 2 is one of the most important events in American history because of all of the equality. Women were given the chance to work with men and communities were all united because of the

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