On December 7, 1941, Japanese attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. This lead to the United States to enter the war. The everyday life of thousands of people has been dramatically changed. To support their families women found employment. Food, gas, and clothing were rationed. Japanese Americans had their rights taken away from them. Lastly, people held scrap metal drives. After the United States entered World War 2, women were told to take over men 's jobs. Many women served in the U.S. Armed Forces. More than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry. One example is Rosie the Riveter, she was mostly known for helping the United States to recruit women to work. (document 1) She was in newspapers, movies, posters, photographs, and articles. Rosie the Riveter represents the American women who worked in factories and …show more content…
People started many to be judged based on their ancestor 's many people had to sell their homes or business for prices that were lower than they originally were.(document 5) According to document 3, during the war people will hold scrap metal drives. In order to make tanks, ships, planes, and weapons it required a lot of metal. Americans were told to turn in all of the extra scrap metal. These pieces of scrap metal were all used to make military weapons for the war. Women donated cooking pots, children gave up all of their metal toys and farmers sacrificed their old tractors. By helping collect scrap metal people started to believe that they were part of the war because of all of the contribution that they made. 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
Raising an armed force was just part of america's war effort. This force had to be supplied with the uniforms,guns,tanks,ships,and warplanes. The united states had the potential to supply both itself and allies. What did the production do in Homefront?
On December 7, 1941, the world changed with Japan's first attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, striking the start of another war, World War II. America came back by taking Japanese-Americans from their lives and imprisoning them into internment camps until the war had come to its end in 1945. As citizens, Japanese-Americans should have been given their civil liberties rather than having the government do what they said was best for the common good. The bombing on Pearl Harbor had brought war hysteria, along with that, trashing of personal belongings and racial prejudice on Japanese in which were interned.
It was a brutal war, but it also signifies a new era for our Country. Thanks to World War II it created positive impacts on America, by allowing opportunity for our women, our economy, and our rationing. Since the beginning of time women have been oppressed by the restrictions society has posed. Until a real breakthrough was made during ww2 which allowed women an opportunity to prove ourselves. In Document #6 Adele Erenburg shares her story with us.
Women worked in factories such as making bullets for the war, and assembling air crafts to be used over seas, these women also worked in steel industries building large buildings. Women took roles that we don't think about when we think of Rosie the Riveter. Some became farmers, milk maids, radio personnel to broadcast the war. Marilyn Monroe was one of the historic Rosie the Riveter icons. According to Ashley Collman, Marilyn became a big star she worked assembling radio planes.
The end of World War II is when most people think of women entering the workforce and gaining equality outside the home. After the war society realized we were leaving half of the intellectual beings at home and if the United States was going to become a world super power we needed everyone to grow the economy. In reality Women’s Rights movement was 1848 to 1920, and there was also the Feminist Movement of the 1960’s and 70’s. Civil Rights In 1890 the Morrill Act II allowed African Americans to go to land grant universities.
We Can Do It: The True Impact of Rosie the Riveter Clad in a blue denim shirt draping over her robust figure, the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter was prevalent in shaping the perception of women in the late 20th century. While there was no drive for incorporating women into the workforce during the pre-World War II era, at the start of World War II, the labor shortage in the USA led to the government and media turning to women for support (Hoyt). By empowering women and calling for them to aspire to do their part to aid their country in popular propaganda, the campaign attracted women from varying backgrounds to the workforce during World War II (Honey, 49). While originally appealing to jingoistic attitude by collectively bringing women
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.
World War I was a big moment for America, a time when an nation involved itself in world affairs and began the rise to the economic and military power that America is today. The people of America were affected by world war one in many ways. They were first limited to what they could buy including sugar so that they can provide rations for countries. Full freedom for colored people was a problem in other words there were second class citizens. Finally we went into an everlasting chain of fighting were all these countries were fighting and sticking up for each other and it was just a huge big fight that america didn't need to get involved in.
Luke Weiner The bombing of Japan is a day that we shall never forget. Some people believe that it was necessary to drop the bomb in order to end the war as quickly as possible while others believe that it was unneeded and completely immoral. The question will always be asked, does the pros of the bombing outweigh the cons? Would it have been morally responsible to invade Japan instead? The morals of the bombing are in the eye of the beholder.
What did they gain in World War II? G1 Bill was passed which provided the veterans with low-interest mortgages and payments for attending college or trade schools. It also provided year of unemployment compensation First time in the history of the world women fought war first hand. They gained respect and slowly became equal part of society with men. Fighting in WWII gave them a leeway in fighting the racism and Jim Crow laws.
The United States went from being an isolationist country to one that changed the world through its resources and willingness to fight with the Allies. It also helped the United States’ economy to recover because so many people were able to find work and all focus was on winning the war. There was determination on the front lines as well as on the homefront. Gender roles were shattered and women were crucial to the winning of the war. While few enlisted, many were working in factories and took on the secretarial jobs needed to run an army.
The second World War resulted in a demand for workers after men began leaving for the war. Due to a lot of the working men in America going overseas as well as the demand for war products, women became a major source of labor. Propaganda began to address women, persuading them that it was their duty to start working for the men. The film The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter gives personal accounts of some of the hardships women faced in the era surrounding WWII, and how the media was used to create a desire for women to work.
Many took jobs in industries that fueled the war effort. Women, in particular, were encouraged to work in defense industries, with posters describing “Rosie the Riveter,” a fictional character representing the quintessential woman worker, and
Most of the factory's were down. But then the war needed supply's so women started to work at factory's and supply the army so America was pulled out of the debt. During world war 2 women and children needed help so people used books and small peaceful gatherings
During world war II, the role of women changed drastically. Since men were off fighting for the country, women stepped into their roles as factory workers. Some even took it a step further by joining the military. When peace returned, men and