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Women in the Military

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Women in the Military
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.92

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    meritorious, thouand, unofficially, grim, hand-made, infantry, warfare, provided, aircraft, novels, artillery, military, participate, combat, wounded, dealt
     content words:    Middle East, American Revolution, Deborah Samson, Civil War, World War, Army Nurse Corps, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, World War II, War II

Other Languages
     Spanish: Las mujeres en el ejército


Women in the Military
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     In the decade of the 2000's, grim news reports from the Middle East told of young American men killed or captured in the war in Iraq. The reports named young American women killed or captured, too.
 
2     Some people said that women in the armed forces should never be allowed in combat occupations like the infantry or artillery. Others argued that women shouldn't be in the military at all. This argument had been going on for a long time, but women have been serving in the armed forces even longer.
 
3     In one way or another, women have been involved in military service since the time of the American Revolution. In that war, women provided support for the soldiers by caring for the wounded soldiers and by providing supplies. There are records of women pouring metal into molds to form the hand-made bullets used at that time. One woman, Deborah Samson, disguised herself as a young man and enlisted in the army.

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    The Civil War
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    The Great Depression
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    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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