War Production

By: Sam Kasser, Danielle Miller, and Blake Myers

Introduction

Our project is about war production during World War II and the people who were part of the production. Some of these people were women, Mexican Americans, and African Americans. These people played large roles in producing weapons and other war necessities. Although these people weren’t out there fighting, they were still heroes doing all the factory work that the men in the war used to do. Our hero is Rosie the Riveter, the symbol for women who had to take over for the men who were out fighting in the war. Rosie the Riveter was born a hero, she was made specifically to be a symbol for the working women to believe and to stay strong. She was made to be a hero, and will always be a hero for all women that want to achieve their goals.

War Production

Audio Recording on Wednesday night by War Production

Grenades

War Production

Audio Recording on Wednesday night by War Production

Rosie The Riveter

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CIO Recording by War Production

Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO)

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WPD Recording by War Production

War Production Board (WPD)

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Zoot-Suit Riots by War Production

Zoot Suit Riots

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Zoot-Suit Riots by War Production

Propaganda Flyers

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Planes by War Production

Planes

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machine guns by War Production

Machine Guns

Timeline

Primary Source Documents

Map of Major Factories In WWII

Our Box

Works Cited

  • "1941 Women Take Over Factory Work during World War II." Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Prometheus Labor Communications, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2014.


  • Anderson, Madelyn Klein. So Proudly They Served: American Military Women in World War II. New York: F. Watts, 1995. Print.


  • "ARMY.MIL Features." Women in the U.S. Army Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014.

  • "Partners in Winning the War: American Women in World War II." Partners in Winning the War: American Women in World War II. National Women's History Meusium, 2007. Web. 27 Feb. 2014.


  • "Women in the US Military - WWII: Women's Army Corps." Women in the US Military - WWII: Women's Army Corps. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014.