1940s Women's War Effort

We Can Do It!


Women's war effort made a positive impact for the USA during World War Two. Many women left their families to join the war, take on their husbands job, or work in the factories. Rosie the Riveter promoted the war by being the model of many movies, newspapers, photographs, and posters. Norman Rockwell was the base of Rosie. Rockwell painted Rosie, paying her $5 for the two mornings he painted her. The famous quote "We Can Do It!" Inspired many women to be like Rosie.

Rosie the Riveter song

All the day long,

Whether rain or shine,

She's a part of the assembly line.

She's making history,

Working for victory,

Rosie the Riveter.

Keeps a sharp lookout for sabatoge,

Sitting up there on the fuselage.

That little girl will do more than a male will do.

Rosie's got a boyfriend, Charlie.

Charlie, he's a Marine.

Rosie is protecting Charlie,

Working overtime on the riveting machine.

When they gave her a production "E,"

She was as proud as she could be.

There's something true about,

Red, white, and blue about,

Rosie the Riveter.

Rosie the Riveter