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1 Women during WWI Laura Van Doren US History, Period 4

2 Major Roles of Women Factory WorkersFactory Workers FarmersFarmers NursesNurses Propaganda PostersPropaganda Posters

3 Women in the Factories Lack of MenFinancial SituationsFactories need Workers Women take Jobs

4 Women in the Factories Pictures from: html html

5 Women on Farms February1917 Board of Agriculture and Fisheries Food Supply for for the Allies

6 Women on Farms Pictures from:

7 Women as Nurses A typical role for womenA typical role for women Closest western women will get to the front lineClosest western women will get to the front line Army and Navy Nurse Corps.Army and Navy Nurse Corps. They wore an official uniform and had ranksThey wore an official uniform and had ranks

8 Women as Nurses Pictures from:

9 Women and Propaganda Women were depicted in most WWI propaganda postersWomen were depicted in most WWI propaganda posters They wore men's uniforms to encourage men to sign upThey wore men's uniforms to encourage men to sign up They encouraged women to volunteerThey encouraged women to volunteer They encouraged women to enlist their menThey encouraged women to enlist their men

10 Women and Propaganda Pictures from: and

11 Bibliography Goldstien, Joshua S. “Women of World War I” Seattle General Strike Project. “Where Women worked during World War I” “Women in the Workforce” BBC “Women at War” The Canadian Encyclopedia “Women and War” The long, long Trail “Women’s Organizations” “WWI: Thirty Thousand Women were There” “History of the Army Nurse Corps.” “The Nurses”


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