Business Law Final Essay

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Title Course Instructor Date Women’s Progression Through Employment and Labor Laws The United States of America is known as the land of the free and home of the brave. Americans are privileged to live in a society where there are laws created and continuously enforced to ensure the protection of the citizens’ rights. Law-breakers have consequences and punished for their wrongdoings and not obeying the law. The government is expected and challenged to practice equality in all decisions that are made. President Abraham Lincoln paved the way towards ending racial segregation by signing the Emancipation Proclamation, which stated, “All men are created equal”. Unfortunately, it did not read, “All people are created equal”. Many…show more content…
Women also supplied the Union troops with food, clothing, and cash from fundraisers. Around 20,000 women worked directly for the Union war effort. Wanting to take part in the war, more than 400 women disguised themselves as men in order to fight in the Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War (Women in the Civil War, 2012). After the Civil War, many women who lost their husbands during the war had to earn their own income for their family to survive. Although working for far less than the minimum wage, women eventually started working in the manufacturing industries. More than 20,000 women served in the armed forces during World War I. Unfortunately, women were not given rank or privileges although they wore the same military uniform. This proved they were still not considered equal as men. However, their service in the military and how the women took care of the home and worked while their husbands were at war was noteworthy towards women’s cause for equality. World War II was devastating to the nation and it had several overwhelming impacts. The war also had a long lasting, positive impact on women and their gender roles. Women first officially joined the military during this time to serve as nurses and Air Force pilots. The women pilots, called the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), were the first women military pilots in history. They were extremely
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