World War II greatly stimulated America’s economy by creating millions of jobs and nearly wiping out unemployment. Due to high levels of industrial outs, wages were also increased. Since WWII caused the economy to grow rapidly, things started to change within American society. WWII had a major influence on changing American society because the growth it caused in the economy allowed African Americans and women to seek new opportunities.
The American culture began to change after World War II. Everyone wanted to settle down after the war, who wouldn't want to start a family after surviving a world war? “They wanted to settle down and start something of their own” says Bill Smith, a baby boomer and Vietnam veteran. This change of culture consisted of many men who had just gotten out of the war to move to suburban areas and have children. The veterans were seeking happiness. “I had a buddy that had 20 other siblings in his family, the church even prompted families to have lots of kids” Smith recalls. Many houses were made in an assembly line type manner in these suburban areas to accommodate this new lifestyle, this made production faster and costs more inexpensive. “When the
After World War II, American society changed dramatically. One change was the GI Bill. This bill provided for veterans after the war. The benefits to this bill was low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, cash payments for college, and one year of unemployment compensation. Another change was the population shift. Many people in the United States started to move to sunbelt states, which describes sunny areas from the southern atlantic coast to California. This population shift was only possible because of advancements in air conditioning, airplanes, and an improved highway system. This was especially the place where seniors loved to go because of the nice weather. The places where the people lived were called Levittowns.
From 1945- 1960, America’s economy saw the emergence of large shopping areas with wide variety of food products which ultimately changed the way consuming took place in the country. Furthermore, Housing became easily accessible and affordable due to the low housing costs and the rise of middle class. Moreover, the government took the initiative of building new roads to link every major town in the country and to also open up places that were initially inaccessible. On top of it, the government built new schools that sought to increase the literacy levels of the citizens. Within this time frame, military spending almost tripled from $10billion/year to $98billion/year.
The period of time after the Civil War and before World War I was a period of tremendous change in America. Although immigration is a major tenet of the United States, due to the changing economy, improvements in transportation, a shifting of the American people to the city, and deepening class divisions, industrialization was the most powerful force shaping the country between 1865 and 1914, followed by urbanization, and finally immigration. The most noticeable effects of industrialization are changes to the economy, alterations in the distribution of wealth, and the rise of organized labor. Overall, the growth of industry raised the standard of living for most people.
America's economy doubled, industrial cities appeared all over the country, workers were offered better job opportunities, and immigrants benefited from higher wages and jobs and even transformed America into a culturally diverse society. Not only did new technological and industrial advances help to boost production, wealthy individuals financially supported the economy and donated to many foundations, buildings, and organizations, and social reforms, such as reform Darwinism, helped
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
The critical problems in the late 1920’s, threatening american economy was the older industries such as textiles, steel, and railroads, which were basic to the fundamental well-being of the economy, were barely profitable. Crop prices dropped, americans thought the nation would continue to prosper under Republican leadership. The bottom fell out of the market and the nation's confidence, and half of the banks failed. The causes of the stock market crashed and the Great Depression made the collapse of the economy occur more quickly and the depression worse than it could have been. Many were out of a job, and others experienced pay cuts and reduced hours. The Great Depression affected the economy in the United States and throughout the world
Being one of the youngest countries at only just over 100 years old, its policies were so great for the people that the country now needed ways of letting its massive population grow without the limit that has shown itself in every other country. However the other factor - resources - is still progressing to be more of an issue. Soon, it will be an economy killer. With all of these recent innovations, the people of the United States in the early 1900’s were enjoying being the wealthiest people around. For the most part, anyway.
The war forces people into situations where the pressure is too much and the environment forces a change on how one views himself. Curt Lemon and Norman Bowker held themselves to standards that they couldn’t reach. They let the war determine how they live and who they would become. The war causes the human spirit to change so vastly that it leads to a demise, so quick and drastic, that it is hard to
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.
During this time the wages for skilled workers were high in United States which resulted in large migration of labour from the Europe. This has often leads to Industrialization. Housing, mining and Railroad construction were some of the major work areas. This was the period when the United States actually moved ahead of Britain in terms of technology advances and Economic stability. The American firms and banks also witnessed rapid growth as after the World War II there was not much competition left for them and they began to export goods and services all over the world.
World War 2 and its Effect on American Society The 1930’s witnessed the rise of aggressive, totalitarian regimes. After World War 1, Germany became a fascist state under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, Mussolini started to gain political control of Italy, and Imperial Japan became ever more aggressive to its Asian neighbors. This was all leading up to a global conflict. With Germany invading Poland in 1939, the world was again in a state war.
In Soldier from the War Returning, Thomas Childers writes that “a curious silence lingers over what for many was the last great battle of the war.” This final battle was the soldier’s return home. After World War II, veterans came back to the United States and struggled with stigmatized mental illnesses as well as financial and social issues. During the war, many soldiers struggled with mental health issues that persisted after they came home.