Capstone Check Point - work that had to be done...

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William Shepardson HIS/125 Capstone Check Point The pictures illustrated in the CH. 26 Interactive Exercise show how American culture experienced a temporary, superficial change specifically in the cultural division of labor by sex. Women were traditionally homemakers, yet for a short time (due to the massive war effort and need for laborers) those traditional roles were flipped upside down. America needed the labor despite the fact that it was not the cultural norm for women to perform those tasks depicted in the exercises. With the men gone to war, there was no choice but to use the women. The significance of women in American culture was that without their labor and sacrifice, the massive war effort would have suffered. Actually, there would have been no one to do the
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Unformatted text preview: work that had to be done. The "Rosies" were instrumental in American culture. Rosie the Riveter governmental propaganda sought to promote the idea of women in the war effort as vital workers yet it also served another purpose which was that Rosie the Riveter paved the way for women of future generations, leading to equal rights in terms of employment. Additional social, political and economic changes occurring as a result of WWII include the following: Introduction of women as active service members of the military, women and minorities filled the demand for labor which was not the cultural norm, role of the American Government became much larger as a result of WWII as did the far reach of our individual as well international economic roles....
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