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Focus Questions : Essay

Focus Questions : Essay | WW2: Women in the Military | Scoop.it
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Women during World War II had many roles.Volunteering is a women's strong suit and WWII proved it. Women offered to be Nurses and  Military assistants. Everyone wasn't overseas. Some women stayed in the U.S. to help. For example the Red Cross would have some women at home making care packages, while others were overseas in Club-mobiles. Club-mobiles are like food trucks but for army men.Military assistants were apart of different organizations. Like WASPs,WAVES,and SPARS. Women weren't drafted because actual fighting wasn't allowed due to the Pentagon Act of 1944. Nurses were a huge help during this time. According to the former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt over 100,000 of the 242,500 were volunteers. 64% were nurses from hospitals and institutions.

 

Women are busting out of the kitchen. Today in our society equality is becoming a must between women and men.During WWII women weren't as concerned with fighting, just making sure they helped so the troops could come home.Jan 2103 the Pentagon Act of 1944 was repealed. Which means women can now fight right along with men and also hold high rank positions in the military.According to the Denver Post 14,000 combat positions were given to women but 200,000 positions were denied to women.President Obama told the Denver Post that he was was trying to make a "Smooth transition" with military equality. Women after World War II broke out into a "baby boomer" era but now women are wanting to join the war permanent.

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Primary Doc. 3:Eleanor Roosevelt - My Day: October 1-7

Primary Doc. 3:Eleanor Roosevelt - My Day: October 1-7 | WW2: Women in the Military | Scoop.it
October 4, 1945 "NEW YORK, Wednesday—For a long time I have wanted to draw attention to the remarkable contribution made by the trained nurses of the United States in this war. Just lately I came a...
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This is journal entry from the first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. She's saying how much she values the people fighting meaning men and women.Over 100,000 of the 242,500 nurses volunteered to leave home.  As of June 30th , 1945 there was 65,216 nurses on duty 64% came from hospitals and instiutions. Some nurses moved to concentration camps to take care of the poor captive. 

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Equal rights in military, finally: Connection 1

Equal rights in military, finally: Connection 1 | WW2: Women in the Military | Scoop.it
Equality is coming to the armed forces — finally. Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced Thursday that women will formally be allowed to serve in combat roles.
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This website relates to my topic in the area of equality for women in the military.The plan is for the Army, Marines and branches to have plans to open jobs in ground combat units to women.In 1944 a pentagon policy refused for women to participate in direct combat. As of now they're opening 14,000 combat related postions to women however more than 200,000 positions were denied to women.President Obama is working hard to make a "smooth transition" to having all americans no matter sex or sexual orientation be apart of the Army. The thing that stood out to me in this is when Secretary of Defense Leon Penetta said "Everyone is entitled to a chance".

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Primary Source 1: New York City Hall

Primary Source 1: New York City Hall | WW2: Women in the Military | Scoop.it
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In this picture the women are all at city hall in New York City  on February 8th, 1943.Everyone is taking an oath of establishment.The women are all WAVES and SPARS canidates.They're standing in a "military stance", being sworn into the military all at one time with the officer .The women in the front looks like she's an officer , by her dress and stance so i believe she's the officiant of the proccess. 

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The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Collections: Focus On: Women at War

The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Collections: Focus On: Women at War | WW2: Women in the Military | Scoop.it
Follow the story of Women in WWII, told through different women across service branches and on the Home Front. Featuring oral histories and photos from The National WWII Museum's collections.
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Nurses during this time were stationed in either the U.S or overseas. The Army and Navy nurses took their jobs very seriously because they knew that the men really relied on them and needed them. Self-consciously the women also knew that the faster and more they helped, the faster the men would be back home. The American Red Cross helped too by sending women in trucks called Club-mobiles. The Club-mobiles handed out food and coffee to the soldiers.

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Vocabulary Words

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Women in Combat: Vive a Différence | TIME.com ... Connection 2

Women in Combat: Vive a Différence | TIME.com ... Connection 2 | WW2: Women in the Military | Scoop.it
Men and women differ from each other in peace, so it should come as no surprise that they’ll likely differ in combat, as well. The Pentagon announced Thursday that virtually all ground-combat slots will be opening up to women over the next several years.
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Defense Secretary Leon Penetta liffted the 1944 Pentagon act , which made all military jobs available to women. Men in the military have more injuries due to their aggressive nature. Women all very nurturing tendenices, so unlike men they're like likey to kill themeselves under pressure and stress. From 1970 to the late 1990s the military did experiments to see if women had a lot of upper body strength and a lot of them failed to prove they could meet up to close to male standards.According to this article " The nation builds its military one compromise at a time".

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Primary Document 2: World War 2 women being introduced speech

Primary Document 2: World War 2 women being introduced speech | WW2: Women in the Military | Scoop.it
American women helped the World War II effort, both in uniform and by joining the industrial workforce.
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October 28th,1943 an oath cerimony was given to welcome women into the military and offical armed forces.Women during this time had a lot of military assistance experience. They helped as nurses first on bases and in-state. Women had been doing small things like piloting and being SPARS. On July 1st, 1943 they recieved complete military status.

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American Women in World War II

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American women helped the World War II effort, both in uniform and by joining the industrial workforce.
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I learned about the armed force side of the women’s help. They introduced women’s only branch and Auxiliary Army corps, which later got put up to military status. The first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a supporter of this women’s movement. There was a not very well known branch and organization also called the WASPs, which stands for Women’s Airforce Service. This organization gave women the power to earn their pilot license. More than 1,000 WASPs served and 38 lost their lives fighting.

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Partners in Winning the War: American Women in World War II

Partners in Winning the War: American Women in World War II | WW2: Women in the Military | Scoop.it
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In World War 2 women really had to step up. Men were leaving by the boat load and jobs had to keep being worked, and services were still needed. Joining the nurse corps was a big decision but it was worth it because that made it possible for more men to fight for our country. Since the production facilities had an expansion, many of the weapons America was sending women helped assemble. In Washington D.C. “Government Girls” went to help run the expanding government and help in the war effort. 

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