How did the World War 2 affect the lives of American women?

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Greater economic opportunity was one of the unintended side effects of American immersion into World War II.  As the war continued, more men were needed to fight on the front lines, and this left factory jobs, for example, vacated.  The need for those positions to be filled was of vital importance because war production required it.  Women filled these jobs.  It was one of the first times where women were able to establish economic independence and be encouraged for it.  This was groundbreaking for a nation which only 20 years yearly granted women's suffrage and held that...

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