Women were often looked down upon as being inferior in society along with African Americans. The role of women had changed once World War I had began, and they had become involved in the war effort. Document A state's 2.25 million women were engaged in war-related work, including 1.25 million in manufacturing. The war had opened numerous job opportunities of which women took full advantage of and as a result started earning higher wages. For the first time in the 20th century women were beginning to stand out in society and making their presence be known during a time in which the country needed them the most. The poster in Document A “For Every Fighter a Woman Worker,” illustrates that woman workers were able and ready to take on the job of a man who was leaving to fight in the war. The wartime efforts made by women developed a long term effect on society, and they soon achieved women’s suffrage after the war ended.
The wartime efforts of African Americans and women helped to further themselves in society. Document B shows segregation still seemed apparent in many cases through the colored only signs and the all black infantry. The country was still trying to