My report is on how the first world war effected the American people, and how the war helped shape the country we know today. The war started when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were touring the city of Sarajevo in the newly aquired country of Serbia. The Serbian Nationalistic group the "Black Hand" plotted to assainate him, so, Gavrillo Princip shot Franz Ferdinand in June of 1914. Anyway this led to a big conflict in Europe, and all the major powers took their sides. This war was a big excuse, mostly because most of the war was fought without the Austrians or the Serbians.
I believe the war was a catalyst because it altered public opinions and women gained more support from their country. The traditional views of most men changed, as they had proved capable of difficult work, and the introduction of women wearing trousers now made them more equal to men. The war led to changes in social and political attitudes but I think it was more than just the war that led to women getting the vote.
When the war started, men were called to the home front. With so many men going to war, there was a large gap in employment and in response; women came in to replace the men. This war opened up radical new employment to women. It was a war that gave women the opportunity to prove themselves as important in a male-dominated society. A society where they finally had the power to do more than cleaning the house, cooking, and tending for children and be recognized for efforts outside of the house.
Women's Work in the Industrial Revolution The industrial revolution swept through Europe and North America during the 19th century, affecting the class structure, economy, government, and even the religious practices of everyone who lived in or did commerce with these new "industrialized nations." It made the modern age possible, but it was not without its "growing pains." The position of women before the industrial revolution was often equivalent to chattel, and then as now, they were expected to take naturally to housework and child rearing. The history of working women in the Industrial Revolution is rife with accounts of abuse and tragedy, but overall it improved their position in capitalist societies. Below, I will explain the different positions women held in society, the home, and the workplace during the Industrial Revolution in Europe and America, and compare them to history and to contemporary women.
In the factories they filled various munitions such as cartridges, bombs, screening... ... middle of paper ... ...ons got Congress involved and they required them to establish a federal agency that would investigate and document the habit in which the women worked in daily. The organizations recommended immediate changes. Changes were made all throughout the years and after the seventy years of the organization being in business Women’s rights and suffrage has finally reached its goal. Women during the 19th and 20th proved to our community and our country that we are capable of so much more than we are given credit for. Their heroic deeds and actions facilitated the beginning of women’s rights.
His name was Adolf Hitler, the man who started the World War II and generated an incredible change in many countries where United States was included. “This is a challenge to all American people, but to none of them more directly than to its women. They hold the key position of national defense” remarked (N.R). A war starting was really overwhelming for everybody but there was not time to complain, but to take actions the government quickly realized that with men fighting in the front line a demand had to be satisfied. Political and social leaders ... ... middle of paper ... ...wise you were to bring your women into your military and into your labor force.
Due to the rising need of jobs being filled while men went to war was the basis of the new workforce for females. As time went on females rights evolved, and WWII was the basis of this progression. This is why World War II is considered a “milestone” in the womens workforce. Due to all of the changes in World War II women now have the ability to work in any profession they want, and have the same rights as men.
Investment and the demand for goods we... ... middle of paper ... ...War’ for Britain. It cost them millions of pounds, a great amount of lives were lost and wasted, and gold reserves were shattered in wartime trading. The war also changed the way in which many people lived and entitled people to many rights, these were mainly for the women of the time. Many things did change due to the war either for better or worse, many things had to change for a chance of success. Britain engaged its resources sensibly but was still stretched to find enough of everything to win.
The Blitz inevitably tried to break morale, destroyed industries and ruined everyday lives of civilians; this caused the government to take control of information and media. The bombings also forced people to change their ways to manage the Blitz. The biggest effect of the Blitz was the damage caused to the highly populated and highly industrial areas of Britain. Key locations such as the East End, Coventry and the Docklands were the primary targets of Hitler as by aiming and destroying these areas would lead to a great decrease in the morale of the British population. However the British survived the Blitz but at a large loss of life as in Coventry 4,000 people were killed and a third of the city was in ruins, leaving the spirit of the British at risk.
This was the most extensive movement of people in British History. This act of the British Government was carried out for a number of reasons. The change in mode of warfare meant that the British Government had to think far more carefully about the effect an invasion would have on the Home Front. The bombing raids bought the war literally to people’s doorsteps. To add to this fear, the older generation of Britain remembered the German Zeppelin raids of World War 1 and people realized the great advance in German air power since then.