American Women During World War II

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It was the year 1940, during World War II, where Hitler is his allies controlled most of Europe and threaten to control the world. Since Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the United States congress finally agreed to enter the war against Germany and its allies after having remained neutral during the war. On October 16, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service and Training Act, which required all male citizens between the ages of 26 and 35 to register for the military draft, and American women to volunteer for wartime service in factories and shipyards to produced munitions and war supplies for the American military. These women took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military (Franklin).

During that time in Manhattan, New York City, there was a young girl named Rosie the Riveter. One day, going to the market, she heard that the president had sent a statement to all women asking for helped to fight the war in Europe, either as a nurses or as workers in factories to produce ammunitions. Immediately, she enlisted as a worker in a factory that was close to her home. She lived with her family and his brother in a small apartment on the outskirts of Manhattan. Unfortunately, his father was too old to participate in the war, and if that were not enough, his brother had heart problems that forbid him to enlist as a soldier. Of course, they were not forced to go, because of their conditions, but seeing in the newspaper…

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