Women In Military History

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In early America, women had very limited options and lived up to the roles outlined for them; which was the homemaker. They were viewed as the caretaker of the home; making sure the needs of the family were met. It was until the Revolutionary War where things took a turn that would forever mark the impact women had on history for the United States. According to the online article, “Women have a long, but underappreciated history in the American military, serving in every conflict from the American Revolution to the current War on Terror.” According to (www.gradute.norwich.edu) In this paper I will go over the evolution of women in the military and the impact in American history. First we look at some aspects that involved women into the military,…show more content…
They had worked in several positions and learned many trades other than nursing, such as pilots and mechanics, just to name a few. In 1948, Congress had passed the Women’s Armed Service Integration Act, which enabled women to permanently serve in the armed forces, but limited them by not letting them on ships or aircraft that may engage in combat. The fact that women were serving in the military was only supposed to be temporary. Some of society, to include members of the military, believed that since the war was over that women needed to go back the “traditional woman” role back in their homes. While most of the American public believed that women in the armed forces was encouraged as long as they weren’t in harm’s way, hence the Women’s Armed Service Act. From this point, women in the military began to flourish as the years…show more content…
In conclusion, we have looked at the evolution of Women in the military and the impact it has had on American history. The struggles, changes and overall acceptance of women in the military has proven the importance of their involvement. The impacts that women in the military has had on society is forever going to be a lasting impression for history to
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