Women in the Second World War participated in the war effort by joining the women’s uniformed services. The Canadian women’s Army Corps was approved on the 13th August 1941 to enlist thousands of women in support roles for the military forces.¹ The CWAC, Canadian Women’s Army Corps largely operated in Canada, as a corps within the active militia of Canada, but by 1944, they were assigned to clerical and support duties in war regions. Several thousands were sent to support Canadian forces in Britain, Italy and northeast Europe. The CWAC made up to 2.8% of the total Canadian Army in 1945.² The CWAC is recognized as great contribution that women played in the success of the Allied victory in World War II.
Australian women had a very broad range of duties and responsibilities during World War II. Their roles also changed a lot for a long time during 1939 to 1945. There are some factors that show how their roles changed. These factors are participation in military services, education to work in skilled employment and transformation of attitudes and beliefs of society.
The Vietnam war is one of the most memorable and conflicted wars to this day. The Vietnam war is also one of the most controversial wars as well. Controversial for many reasons; were American soldiers too harsh to the Vietnamese civilians? Should America have even entered the war? Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," presents a story about one soldier specifically, "Pvt.
The Civil War African American men and women roles in the civil war Name Affiliation Date Introduction In 1861, most African American men welcomed the beginning of the civil war when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina after the inauguration of the U.S president Abraham Lincoln. Most of the African American men served as guards for railways and bridges, scouts and spies in addition to their participation in the war fighting troops (Smith, 2002). Because of the suffering at home, thousands of the enslaved African American women began the transition to freedom and began new lives regardless of the horrors of the civil war (Blanton and Wike, 2002).
Tom Brokaw statement from “The Greatest Generation”, he discuss numerous ways why this generation is the best giving examples of war effort, changes in women role and how they fix apart of America’s history. Brokaw uses the fighting in the South Pacific -Island Hopping- as an example of how they used different tactics to will WWII. The United States used Island hopping to get closer to Japan with out being detected. While doing so the U.S sent Japanese Americans inland away from the west coast to work in theses camps in order to keep America safe and not have another bombing like Pearl Harbor.
“The Draft,” as it is commonly referred to, was enacted in September of 1940. Even though the United States was not yet involved in World War II when the act was passed, President Roosevelt regarded it as a vital method of training American men for military service. By 1940, tensions between the United States and Germany were rising as the Nazis had invaded numerous European countries and the news of concentration camps was spreading. Throughout July of 1940, England was the next country to face Nazi aggression, as they faced attacks from the German airforce and navy. With fears that America would be the next country to face a German invasion, Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, also proclaiming, “America stands
In the feature article “All Guts, No Glory”, I agree with the author Molly M. Ginty, that women participating in combat. If I was in the military some of the things that might affect me would be probably because of my gender. First, women would not be put into battle because people think women cannot handle the work or bloodshed. They think women are better off bring a nurse for helping men in battle if they get injured. Second, they think women in combat would be a distraction.
The so-called war to end all wars, the first World War, did not solve any of the problems which it had caused. So, many years later another war took place. The Second World War was the largest and most violent armed conflict, that occurred between 1939 and 1945, between the Axis powers and the Allies. Even though the war was mainly fought by men of different countries it affected many separate minority groups.
“‘I try to remind Americans that for the Vietnamese it was “The American War,’ and the battle was on their soil’” (as cited in Anderson 132). Sometimes the United States forgets that not only American soldiers were being wounded and that not only U.S. families were receiving devastating news about a family member, but also Vietnamese families. Americans need to understand that although the Vietnamese caused damage to the U.S., the U.S. delivered just as much destruction in return. Several nurses and medics tried to heal severe injuries caused to American soldiers.
Although it appears to have petered out in the early 1970s, the life of many Americans has been customized due to the counterculture of previous decade. The American society still feels the transformative effect of the counterculture which can be shown by the wealth evidence in America today. The facts fostered by the counter culture have deeply affected the organization of the family, the education system, and the definition of gender roles, to mention only the most frequently pondered cases (qtd. in Collomb 2012 : 54-69). The Second World War brought a lot of wealth to the country which makes the middle class richer, bigger and better and they now have all the access to different kinds of consumer goods.
"These are the times that try men's souls" During the American Revolution it was a time where it seemed like all hopes of winning had vanished, it tested to see the soldiers bravery and stamina. The war started because of taxes that the Americans saw unjust, this soon led to boycotts and the Boston tea party. After major key events it sparked the seven year Revolutionary war. The final battle took place in Yorktown 1781. Throughout the war women, African Americans, and Europeans each played important roles in the American Revolution.
Rosie the Riveter Could you imagine not being able to pursue the job you have always dreamed of doing? Rosie the Riveter inspired women during World War Two that they could take the job positions of men who were fighting the fight to save their country. “Rosie the Riveter” was the start of a government campaign that led women towards working during World War Two, and she became known all around the world as the woman with the slogan “we can do it”. To begin with, Rosie the Riveter means being strong mentally and physically.
I think women should be added to the draft. Women have been proven to be just as capable as men in the military, equal rights include equal responsibility, and by having the most talented people in our military regardless of gender we can fight and win wars in the most intelligent and efficient way. Adding women to the draft is a great way to support and protect the American dream. People fear that woman wouldn’t be able to handle the physical conditions of serving on the front lines, however women have been in the military since the late 18th century. Furthermore those who couldn’t handle it could be sent home the same way a man would be.