World War II ( Wwii )

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“Atom bomb”, “Nazis”, “Hitler”, “Pearl Harbor”, “concentration camps” are all words that make you think of World War II (WWII) and these are all closely related to WWII. What about “Rosie the Riveter”, “war bonds”, “the family dynamics”, “rubber and aluminum drives”? Does it ring any bells? These words are related to WWII also but refer to the home front. The absence of many men due to WWII, caused the dynamics of the workforce and of the “women’s place in the family” changed forever.
In the 1930’s and before WWII America was in the (not so) Great Depression. Jobs were scarce, money was even scarcer. Men were expected to do most of the work outside the home. Their jobs were doctors, college professor, lawyers, presidents, solders,
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This pulled the USA into WWII. Men were signing up to join the military and fight in this war. This left the home front quite changed as now there were many homes without their men. It left many factories who now had now converted their production lines into military usage with many vacancies. There was also major holes left in the sports and entertainment fields from the men’s absence. Things began to change.
Factories were brushing off the dust from the Great Depression era and increasing producting due to the need for weapons, vehicles, ammunitions, airplanes, radios and all other sorts of military needs. As their workload seemed to increase their workforce seemed to decrease as the war progressed and more men left for service. The factories begrudgingly opened their doors to women. Women flooded the workforce to both aid in the war effort and to help monetarily at home. “Westinghouse power commissioned J. Howard Miler to create a poster to boost morale amongst its employees” that is when the current most known image of a woman with a red bandanna around her head flexing her muscle with the slogan “we can do it” became referred to a Rosie the riveter” (History).
Rosie the Riveter was actually a dental hygienist named Mary Keefe that modeled for the famous slogan poster. She was a hit! From there the media searched for actual riveters named Rosie and featured them on various press venues and magazine covers. Rosie
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