World War II opened a new chapter in the lives of Depression-weary Americans. The United States of America had an unusual importance in the war, it had been spared the physical destruction that had taken place throughout the world.  Americans on the home front did not see the fighting and brutality as other countries experienced it.  However, the events and changes on the home front due to the World War transformed America.  One of the greatest conversions was that of the American woman.  Women around the country were transformed from the average house wife into a person with a voice and most importantly a purpose.For the first time women were working in the industries of America. As husbands and fathers, sons and brothers shipped out to fight in Europe and the Pacific, millions of women marched into factories, offices, and military bases to work in paying jobs and in roles reserved for men in peacetime.  Women were making a living that was not comparable to anything they had seen before.  They were dependent on themselves; for once they could support the household.

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