The purpose of this research is to show that the role of American women in the workplace was forever changed due to World War I and World War II. It begins by giving an overview of the time period before World War I and clearly states the roles that women played. The thesis then goes on to discuss the battle that women fought for women's suffrage, the roles that women were given during World War I, and how those roles were unlike anything they had ever experienced before. The thesis then discusses what life for women was like during the post-war years, the rights that they gained, and the time period of the Great Depression. The thesis concludes by discussing the lives of American women throughout World War II and how the opportunities that they were given during World War I helped provide more opportunities for them during the second war and also the years beyond it.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2017

Senior Project Advisor

David Pizzo, PhD

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Social Sciences

Document Type