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Rosie The Riveter


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Rosie The Riveter

  1. 1. Rosie the Riveter<br />By: Sarah White and GracyWhelihan<br />
  2. 2. We Can Do IT!<br />National symbol of American unity and patriotism<br />Woman stepped in for men in the workforce industry<br />More than 19 million woman joined the workforce during WWII<br />Helped American industry during the war<br />
  3. 3. Popular propaganda image for U.S. during WWII, painted by J. Howard Miller<br />Portrayed women working men’s jobs<br />
  4. 4. Statistics<br />34% ammunition workers<br />11% steel workers<br />10% personnel and shipping<br />8% railroad workers<br />40% aircraft industry workers<br />
  5. 5. Proving a Point<br />Women are just as competent as men<br />Women wore men’s apparel <br />Industry filled its jobs with women-power<br />This era opened new work opportunities to women such as: lawyers, journalists, farmers, police officers, and many more<br />
  6. 6. This photo, by Norman Rockwell, first appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943<br />
  7. 7. It was decided…<br />The women workforce should only be used in times of crisis<br />When the war ended, so did the extraordinary job opportunities for women<br />“ Unfortunately, when the war ended, despite the skill and patriotism the women had displayed, we were forced to lay them off.” - William Mulcahy<br />A year after the war ended, 3.5 million involuntarily left the labor force<br />
  8. 8. “ Rosie the Riveter”By: John Jacob Loeb and Redd EvansAdapted by: Virginia and Blanca<br />
  9. 9. MLA Citation<br />"Rosie the Riveter." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 29 Mar. 2010. <>. <br />“Women in the Workplace." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 29 Mar. 2010. <>.<br />Coleman, Penny. Rosie the Riveter. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1995.<br />Rosie the Riveter/ World War II, “ Rosie Sheet Music,” Richmond, CA, 1997<br />
  10. 10. The End<br />