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It all started in 1775 during the Revolutionary War when women started following their husbands to war out of necessity working as laundresses, cooks, and nurses in military camps. “It wasn’t until Deborah Samson Gannett, from Plymouth, Massachusetts, was one of the first American woman soldiers.”In 1782,  she enlisted under the name of her dead brother, Robert Shurtleff Samson. For 17 months, Samson served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. “She was injured twice.” She cut a musket ball out of her own thigh so a doctor wouldn’t find out she was a woman. “Years later, in 1804, Samson was awarded a pension for her service.Also during the Revolution War, in 1776, Margaret Corbin fought alongside her husband and 600 American soldiers as they defended Fort Washington, New York.In the Mexican War, Elizabeth C. Newcume dressed in male attire and joined the military at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1847, she battled Native Americans in Dodge City. Ten months later, she was discharged when her gender was discovered. In July 1848, however, Congress paid her the land and money she was owed for her service.In the Civil War, several women disguised themselves as men to enlist and fight for the Union. Sarah Rosetta Wakeman enlisted as Private Lyons Wakeman. She died during the war in New Orleans at the Marine General Hospital. At the time of her death, her true gender was not known. In fact, her headstone reads Lyons Wakeman.””During 1782 the Mexican War, Elizabeth Newcom enlists in the Missouri Volunteer Infantry as Bill Newcom and marches 600 miles to winter camp in Colorado before being discovered and discharged. During the American Civil War, women serve as matrons (administrators) of hospitals as well as nurses and cooks in both Union and Confederate battlefield hospitals. Wealthy women help fund permanent hospitals. Dr.Mary Walker becomes the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor” If it wasn’t for these women and many others we wouldn’t have made it as far as we have with our gender equality rules and laws.”It all started in 1775 during the Revolutionary War when women started following their husbands to war out of necessity working as laundresses, cooks, and nurses in military camps. “It wasn’t until Deborah Samson Gannett, from Plymouth, Massachusetts, was one of the first American woman soldiers.”In 1782,  she enlisted under the name of her dead brother, Robert Shurtleff Samson. For 17 months, Samson served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. “She was injured twice.” She cut a musket ball out of her own thigh so a doctor wouldn’t find out she was a woman. “Years later, in 1804, Samson was awarded a pension for her service.Also during the Revolution War, in 1776, Margaret Corbin fought alongside her husband and 600 American soldiers as they defended Fort Washington, New York.In the Mexican War, Elizabeth C. Newcume dressed in male attire and joined the military at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1847, she battled Native Americans in Dodge City. Ten months later, she was discharged when her gender was discovered. In July 1848, however, Congress paid her the land and money she was owed for her service.In the Civil War, several women disguised themselves as men to enlist and fight for the Union. Sarah Rosetta Wakeman enlisted as Private Lyons Wakeman. She died during the war in New Orleans at the Marine General Hospital. At the time of her death, her true gender was not known. In fact, her headstone reads Lyons Wakeman.”During 1914 – 1918 many women had to take the roles of men because many men had died in previous battles. These jobs consisted of nurses, factory workers, sewing bandages, and selling war bonds, shipyards, spies specifically in U.S. Army hospitals, some even driving ambulances during World War 1. Most of them weren’t even 18 years old! Others disguised as men were serving as soldiers. During the last two years of World War I, 1917 – 1918 women were allowed to join the military. There were a little over 400 women that were disguised, here are some of the women who were risking their lives during World War I to help their country. The first woman is Mary Borden, a novelist by trade, Mary was living in England in 1914 when awarded the French Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) for setting up a mobile hospital unit on the Western Front that nursed soldiers wounded in Ypres and Somme with her own money. She served as a nurse until the end of the war. The next amazing women is Flora Sandes, Flora Sandes began her career as a nurse before becoming the only British woman to officially serve as a soldier in World War I. In 1916, she was seriously wounded by a grenade in hand-to-hand combat, receiving the highest decoration of the Serbian Military, the Order of the Kara?or?e’s Star. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant major, and, after the war, to Captain. There are many others but the last one on this list is, Dame Helen Charlotte Isabella Gwynne-Vaughan, in 1917, this famous English botanist and mycologist were appointed Controller of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in France. She became the first woman to receive a military Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1918. She served as Commander of the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) from September 1918 until December 1919. The various roles women played in the World War 1 effort are considered vital to winning the war. As you can tell or probably already knew not very many women got to fight in World War 1 but they made sure their service counted. “During 1782 the Mexican War, Elizabeth Newcom enlists in the Missouri Volunteer Infantry as Bill Newcom and marches 600 miles to winter camp in Colorado before being discovered and discharged. During the American Civil War, women serve as matrons (administrators) of hospitals as well as nurses and cooks in both Union and Confederate battlefield hospitals. Wealthy women help fund permanent hospitals. Dr.Mary Walker becomes the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor” If it wasn’t for these women and many others we wouldn’t of made it as far as we have with our gender equality rules and laws.”World War 1 was started on 28 June 1914, many people have different reasons for why World War 1. Here is the first one and most common one, World War 1 was caused by the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife Sophie. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was the nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the throne of Austria and Hungary. The assassination was planned by a Serbian terrorist group, called The Black Hand and the man who shot Franz Ferdinand and his wife was a Bosnian revolutionary named Gavrilo Princip. This is another reason,  “The war started mainly because of four aspects: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism and Nationalism. This is because big armies become potential threats to other countries, other countries started forcing alliances in order to secure land. Imperialism was a cause because building an empire needs manpower such as an army and a navy to conquer and keep the land that they colonized. The alliances system meant that a local conflict could easily result in an intimidating global one. There are many other reasons but the last most common one is, Militarism could have caused the war due to the naval and arms race. The main event of Militarism causing World War one was the naval rivalry which was made after 1900. Britain had the most powerful navy in the world. The new Keiser Wilhelm announced his intention to build a bigger German navy than Britain. Britain felt very threatened by this. Germany’s navy was much smaller than Britain’s navy but the British army was put all over its colonies so they can be protected. Germany didn’t have a big Empire like Britain but most people agreed, at the time, they were the best trained and the most powerful. The Kaiser felt he needed a bigger navy than Britain to protect its country.While Britain and Germany built up their navies, the major powers on mainland Europe were also building up their armies. The problem for Germany was that if the war broke out they would have to fight both Russia and France at the same time. The Germans then came up with the Schlieffen Plan.On the other hand, Russia could put millions on to the fields and France had a plan of attack which was to change across the frontier and attack deep into Germany, forcing surrender. Britain and France were working closely together with commanders which meant their military plans were designed to achieve a quick victory. The British navy knew the cost of the war would lead to an economic collapse of the enemy. Overall, if countries have a big army, enough resources and a great navy they would be ready for conflict. By Germany, Britain , and France participating in the naval and army race, they were able to build their navies to their top standard, this lead to the next stage which was Alliances, also their navy’s strength, significance in the war and how it would help them win the war.”  After World War 1 the calculated total number of deaths was 8.5 million people. The correct number of women that died is unknown but the estimated amount is not even ¾ because again there were not very many women fighting in World War 1. Out of that 8.5 million people, only 116,516 were U.S. Americans. “After World War I some women returned to the place society had destined for them while others refused. They had learned new skills and was prepared to use them. The United States entered the World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and women power again was in demand. Their roles continued to change tremendously. By the spring of 1942, there was a growing manpower shortage in the military. In American Wars prior to World War II, there had been a debate about and opposition to using women in the armed forces. As men went off to battle, women were needed for non-combat jobs such as switchboard operators, telegraphers, mechanics, and drivers. During World War II, more than one hundred thousand women served in the women’s Army Corps later became known as the Women’s Army Corps. Women also joined the United States Navy. During the fall of 1942, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Squadron became known as the Women’s Air Force, began training women pilots who flew planes to various military bases in the United States. They tested aircraft and performed other non-combat flight duties. Many women believed that they might never be allowed to serve in the military again if they did not prove to be capable in a chosen role.” After World War 1 there was calculated total number of deaths was 8.5 million people. The correct number of women that died is unknown but the estimated amount is not even ¾ because again there was not very many women fighting in World War 1. Out of that 8.5 million people, only 116,516 were U.S. Americans. “After World War I some women returned to the place society had destined for them while others refused. They had learned new skills and was prepared to use them. The United States entered the World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and women power again was in demand. Their roles continued to change tremendously. By the spring of 1942, there was a growing manpower shortage in the military. In American Wars prior to World War II, there had been a debate about and opposition to using women in the armed forces. As men went off to battle, women were needed for non-combat jobs such as switchboard operators, telegraphers, mechanics, and drivers. During World War II, more than one hundred thousand women served in the women’s Army Corps later became known as the Women’s Army Corps. Women also joined the United States Navy. During the fall of 1942, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Squadron became known as the Women’s Air Force, began training women pilots who flew planes to various military bases in the United States. They tested aircraft and performed other non-combat flight duties. Many women believed that they might never be allowed to serve in the military again if they did not prove to be capable in a chosen role.”    

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