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The figure presents an illustration of a woman (shown from the waist up) flexing her right bicep. The woman is wearing a work shirt, and her hair is contained in a polka dot bandanna. Above the woman is a dialogue bubble that says: We Can Do It! Written b

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The 1940s poster above referred to the

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contribution of women to the defense industry

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Yes

growing popularity of women movie stars

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No

large number of women in the armed forces

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No

large number of immigrants who supported the war effort

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No

affection of Americans for their wartime president

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No

During the Second World War, the massive expansion of war production in the United States greatly increased the demand for labor just as millions of men were being drafted into the military. As a result, large numbers of women joined the workforce in the defense industry.  The United States government encouraged this trend with posters such as the one shown.

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