Rosie the Riveter

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Social Studies
World War II

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Rosie the Riveter

=Standard: SS5H6 The student will explain the reasons for America’s involvement in World War II. e. Describe the effects of rationing and the changing role of women and African-Americans; include “Rosie the Riveter”

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-Rosie the Riveter was not actually a real perosn, she was an image that represented thousands of women. -Rosie the Riveter got her name from a hit song about empowering women in 1942. She song was titled, "Rosie the Riveter". -A drama film was released in 1944 titled "Rosie the Riveter". -The symbol of Rosie the Riveter helped change the way women were looked at in the work force. -During the time of Rosie the Riveter, the number of women in a man's line of work doubled.

During World War 2, women began to enter into the work force in large numbers becuase the men were being sent off to war. Women were being recruited to work in several types of indrustries that benefited the war. In order to recruit women to this line of work, the government created a campaign featuring "Rosie the Riveter". Rosie the Riveter was not actually a real person; however, she was more of a symbol or an image. The woman in the poster got the name "Rosie the Riveter" after Redd Evans and John Jacob Leob mentioned her in a song in 1942. The famous line of the song stated, "that little frail girl can do more than a man can do". The symbol of Rosie was brought to life by several women across America who showed their hard work and dedication in the work force. The most famous woman who brought the symbol of rosie to life was named Rosie Will Monroe. This real life Rosie worked with the Ford Motor Company aircraft assembly plant. This Rosie ended up staring in a Government film that promoted the war. The symbol of Rosie the Riveter went down in history as the symbol that stood for all of the hardworking women in this time, giving women the motivation to come together and say "We can do it!" For full biography: click here

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Rosie the Riveter

Link to Rosie the Riveter National Park Information


Information on some of the "real Rosie's" during this time

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