World War II Dbq Analysis

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World War II was a major turning point for California and we were still in the Great Depression. Hitler’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 drove Great Britain and France to declare war on Germany, and that is when World War II begun. The conflict took many lives and destroyed a lot of land and property for the next six years. As a result of World War II there was a change in California with the labor for women, scrap metal, and the Japanese Americans. 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. To build tanks, ships, planes, and weapons it required massive amounts of metal. According to office of war information-war production
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As stated in the 9066 order, “Any or all persons may be excluded, and with respect to which, the right of any person to enter, remain in, or leave shall be subject to whatever restriction the Secretary of War or the appropriate Military Commander may impose in his discretion”1. The order forced evacuation of the Japanese, they had to move from their homes in California, Washington, and Oregon. They were sent to live in different relocation centers. Such as I Manzanar and Tule Lake. They were treated poorly in these centers and they lost
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