Rosie the Riveter was an American cultural icon, representing women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women took many of the jobs formerly held by male workers who were serving in the military.
Black Americans were allowed to enlist in the armed forces, but Black and White soldiers did not serve in fully integrated units until after the Second World War.
Colonial tax rates had until this time been lower than those in Great Britain, so Prime Minister George Grenville sought the passage of the Stamp Act in order to spread taxation more evenly and generate revenue for the British government (that is, for the crown). This law prompted widespread protests in the North American colonies.