How Ww2 Affected America

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In the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, Planet Earth was entering World War II. At the beginning of the war, the U.S. insisted on staying neutral in the war, and practice isolationism. The United States continued their practice until December 7, 1941 when Japan bombed pearl harbor. Congress declared war on Japan almost immediately, and the U.S. entered the war. The war never entered the United States homefront, but it impacted it greatly.Women and children were greatly affected, as well as the economy and the people in it. Items were rationed for the war and Americans became self sufficient. Ads were displayed for jobs for women. There were also ads for children to collect metal and rubber. Americans were brought together in this unifying event.

World War II affected the U.S. homefront in many ways. World War II had ended the Great Depression and the economy was beginning to boom. Women were getting jobs to support their families and young children were also finding ways to help. Young boys went door to door collecting scrap rubber or metal. This was so it could be recycled into sheet metal for boats and rubber for tires or shoes. …show more content…

economy in many ways. The United States, at the time, was going through the Great Depression. The stock market crash had a big impact on the economy. Banks didn’t have enough money to give people so they closed. Americans had lost faith in their banks and their government. With Franklin D. Roosevelt in office, there were plenty of relief programs for the U.S. citizens. He had created the WPA, CCC, and the TVA. These were all programs designed to help Americans get jobs and be able to support themselves. The U.S. was brought out of the Great Depression when the U.S. entered World War II. With men off fighting, women and children of all ethnicities were working in factories or helping in one way or another. It was the First time in United States history that there was more than one income in a single

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