Mobilization During Ww2

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I chose this topic because when most historians talk about world war 2, most of the time they talk about battles and military mobilization in the united states
Ww2 brought changes in the united states, shaping how American people would come to see themselves and how the rest of the world would see them.
December 7, 1941 after japan attacked the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the U.S was pushed into World war 2 (1939-45), and everything changed in the U.S. Gas, food and clothing were rationed. Before world war 2 only 4 million American's even paid federal income taxes, but after the war was over 40 million did. When japan attacked America, panic gripped the county. if Japanese military could attack Hawaii successfully and inflict …show more content…

This has been seen before when a country goes to war, but world ww2 brought more governmental changes and control than we saw in ww1. the country was dramatically altered. Food, gas and clothing were rationed and Office of Price Administration took unprecedented control of the economy.
There was massive rationing of food, and supplies, entire industries were completely taken over by the government, the federal government fixed wages, rents, prices, and especially production quotas. If you were looking to buy a 1942 Model Ford or Chrysler, good luck. The government told those car makers not to create new models that year.
The war kicked the United states economy into overdrive, In 1939, the total aircraft produced for the US military was less than 3,000 planes. By the end of the war, America produced 300,000 planes, by 1944 the US factories produced an airplane every five minutes and a ship a day. The US gross national sky rocketed from 19 billion to 214 billion during the war. Most of the war was paid for with taxes. 4 million Americans paid federal income taxes, but after the war 40 million …show more content…

when the war began, African Americans were not a part of the fighting troops but worked behind the fighting lines maintain war vehicles, driving supply trucks and in other support roles but at the end of the war, African American soldiers were incorporated in fighting roles. They served as fighter pilots, ground troops, tank operators and officers. One of the famous groups of African Americans were the Tuskegee Airmen. This was the first group to be African American pilots in the US military. The Teskegee flew 1000s of bombing and fighting missions over Italy during the war and 66 of them gave their lives in

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