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However, their contribution to the war was enormous and hence, President Wilson endorsed the enactment of the Nineteenth Amendment that allowed women to vote. Specifically, college- educated women were engaged in preparing nurseries for the working women and kindergartens, as well as working in neighborhood programs for children. Before the First World War, women had started transitioning from the domestic to formal workplaces following the Industrial
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WWI 3 Revolution. In particular, by 1910, approximately 7.8 million women were gainfully employed outside their homes (Ch. 21, Slide 7). The First World War espoused myriad opportunities for women. Apart from transitioning from domestic chores, women were enlisted in the military. Illustratively, participation in the army revolutionized the traditional image of the feminine gender as caring and gentle (Morselli &Lehmann, 2016). Despite this conventional image, women volunteered to fight, cook for the soldiers, and work in war industries. These opportunities demonstrated a paradigm shift in the American society. The contribution of women in the First World War was a game changer in the public sphere (Pedersen, 2015). For example, after the war, the reconstruction of the traditional gender roles encountered more profound agitation for women rights. Mainly, this is because of the involvement of women in the war illuminated the more significant achievements that can be realized devoid of restrictions. Although the majority of the First World War scholarly materials dwell on the women contribution after the conflict, it is evident that a shift in gender roles at the time espoused many opportunities for women. On the other hand, women faced immense
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