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Women in World War I

Women engaged in World War I in a variety of capacities. They served in support roles for the American and British militaries, worked as nurses and doctors, volunteered for the International Red Cross, drove ambulances, worked in factories, and grew much-needed crops. At the end of World War I, suffrage was expanded to women in both the United States and Great Britain. This activity is designed to help students explore the parallels and divergences in the suffrage movements as well as the way in which service in World War I helped drive home the importance of suffrage as a component of citizenship.