As World War II was coming to a close, the United States went from a depression to a thriving economy. The war brought prosperity, and in the postwar period the United States became the world 's richest country. United States’ GDP jumped 223 percent between 1944 and 1947 from about $200 thousand million to $300 thousand million . As more and more Americans were becoming a part of the middle-class, the United States economy was growing. Economic growth had many affects on American life such as rising living standards, agricultural hardships, and a newly emerging American culture.
World War 1 changed the United States by giving workers higher pay, and the industries that had been making the war supplies instead of the government getting the money they got to have it. Also new technology changed the United States after World War 1.
Women had to take on the men’s jobs because they left to go fight in the war. Women’s fashion choices had to change to accommodate their needs because of their new jobs. Their lifestyles changed as a result of the war. Women realized that the deserved more than what they were getting. They were doing the same jobs and they wanted equal pay and equal rights. However, some women had a different point of view. For some women when their husbands went off to work the felt like they needed to marry someone with a lot of money just like Daisy in The Great Gatsby. World War one had a huge effect on women and around the world. It changed their lives
After WWII, society took a drastic change for the better in America. America had just gone through the Great Depression, which was the deepest decline in America’s whole history and everyone was affected. Numerous people lost their jobs and were no longer able to afford basic necessities like a house, food, and water. Many could no longer support their families and had nothing. This was all in result of the market crashing, sending the economy into a downward spiral. Shortly after, WWII came around and it pulled the economy back up by providing jobs for people. Not only did it provide jobs, but it also changed the way people lived and the ideas of consumerism. People now had more money to spend on things they wanted, rather than barely being able to afford necessities. The transformation of American society after WWII can be seen through suburbanization, the GI Bill, the automobile, effects of consumerism on society
World War I changed many aspects of American society and led to a very large shift in U.S. foreign policy away from isolationism and toward involvement in world affairs. Many circumstances led to the shift in American position regarding entrance into the war such as, The Zimmerman note, and German U boats. World War I Impacted American society by changing and improving the roles of women in the U.S and a new found use of propaganda.
The role of women in the 1920’s was to start to break free from their social cages. They were expected to be precious and helpless, but women of the “Roaring Twenties” were making dynamic changes. For example, “When passed in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote” (Women in the 1920s in North Carolina). Although they were, by no means, completely liberated, in the 1920’s, women were beginning their escape from learned helplessness and the limitations that society enforced. F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrated the chaos, complexity, and confusion that resulted from the inconsistency of the role that women were “supposed” to play and the role that women began to play.
According to U.S. Department of labor, “If you have made buttonholes on a machine, you can spot-weld a plane bound for Berlin and take your place among the millions of American women on the labor front” . Women entered the labor force working on the line, and they would work eight hour shifts. These were new opportunities for women because they showed that they could do more than just cook and clean. Many individuals doubted that women could work as hard as men, women proved them wrong. They operated heavy machinery, just as a man would. They received better pay than they normally had, and by the end of the war, one third of the work force contained women.
The United States participation in the Great War changed America in many ways. The first major change was the sense of being American. For the first time people had an overwhelming since of patriotism as well as nationalism. This is very important as we move forward in time. In many ways the United States was more united than ever, but their was also some problems that arose. Immigrants were treated unfairly as I learned in the book. "The greatest target of abuse was the German American community" (Brinkley 535). Another huge impact of the war was the men that had died. A massive amount of men had died in the war; these men were father and husbands. During the war, much of the work force was gone which mean women
Women throughout history have always been oppressed. They were thought of as objects to create families and keep the husband happy. This began to change when women started to argue for more rights in the 1800’s. It still took many years for women to receive equal rights though. In 1920 women in America were finally granted suffrage, meaning the right to vote. This opened so many possibilities for women because now their voice can be heard. While women have always worked either as a housewife or in the field, it was not until World War II that many women started to begin careers. After the war though there was a big emphasis on religion and family in the 1950’s and 1960’s. This push for Americans to be religious and have a more traditional family
An example to how The WWI affected the U.S., is how the war created a domino affect on the civilians and people of the land. For instance, a large number of America's men were serving abroad in the war, and along these lines not able to maintain their occupations in the manufacturing plants. With a specific end goal to fill the opportunities, organizations permitted ladies to work in already male just employments. Ladies started rushing to processing plants, and working in commercial enterprises with a specific end goal to bolster their families while their male relatives were away at war. This freedom of working ladies persisted into the delayed consequences of the World War I. Sadly America's government officials were not prepared to give
America just got out of The First World War and The Great Depression. We had lost many troops and we were recovering from the hard times of The Great Depression. Most Americans had no desire to join the war. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, we helped in the war by providing arms to our allies and neutral countries. One of the main reasons that America finally joined the war is because of Japan and their attack on Pearl Harbor, after America was thrust into WWII everyday life changed all across the country.
Although World War II may have happened years ago, it’s effect has had a lasting impact on the United States of America. Once the war ended a breeze of change traveled around the world resulting in many differences changing America. Ultimately the changes that blew over America after World War 2 included baby boomers, civil rights movement, and women in the workforce.
World War II effected women tremendously by taking them out of their comfort zones and chucking them into the work force and pushing them to do most of the work men normally would have been doing. The war also effected women by providing opportunities for them to serve in non-traditional roles; in fact, some of them enlisted into the military to serve the United States. The way the war effected women is that they had to take care of family in addition to performing work normally done by men. It was difficult to find people to watch after kids which made life during this time very difficult. After the end of World War II society in general was effected considering the baby boom. Women were
The World War 2 changed many American lives throughout the years. Women took over men 's jobs. Food, gas, and clothing were all being rationed. Japanese Americans were being mistreated. Finally, people held scrap metal drives. World War 2 is one of the most important events in American history because of all of the equality. Women were given the chance to work with men and communities were all united because of the