After the end of World War II, the United States went through many changes. Most of the changes were for the better, but some had an adverse effect on certain population centers. Many programs, agencies and policies were created to transform American society and government.
After World War II, the American psyche became permanently stained with new ideas. During this time period, the American government actively sought to change the way the American people thought. The support of the American public was crucial to the success of the war effort. Many ideas introduced during this point of time consisted of new roles of certain people groups in American society. Women and minority groups would prove themselves in the workplace, millions of citizens would be discriminated against, and social barriers would be broken and assembled. Even though World War II took place in Europe and the Pacific, it made lasting social changes that can still be seen in America.
World War II was a war that changed the world. It affected many lives across the globe, including those in America. The lives of women and minorities in America were greatly changed. Women became a key part in aiding the war effort, and minorities took the opportunity to push for civil rights. However, for Japanese Americans, the war had a very negative effect as they were seen as a threat to our country. World War II truly impacted these groups of people and transformed their of ways of life.
The American home front during World War II is recalled warmly in popular memory and cultural myth as a time of unprecedented national unity, years in which Americans stuck together in common cause. World War II brought many new ideas and changes to American life. Even though World War II brought no physical destruction to the United States mainland, it did affect American society. Every aspect of American life was altered by U.S. involvement in the war including demographics, the labor force, economics and cultural trends.
Due to the successfulness of World War II, Americas society underwent superb economic and social growth. Between the years of 1939 through 1965, a change was seen within minorities, women's status, and the middle class lifestyle; subsequently, resulting in an all around better life for the citizens of America prior to World War II. As a result of the war, people were now open to segregation, women were a part of the workforce, and the possibility of owning your own house was more probable than ever. One might argue that the changes seen after World War II were not superior --due to reluctant fears for growth and change in America--; however, the changes seen after World War II were inevitable acts that helped shape The America now seen in 2016.
World War II brought several changes to the world and specifically America. It not only changed the world map but also set impact on the behaviours. WWII played a major role in building turning points during different periods. Before WWII, African Americans were not offered equal rights in the community. It was considered an impossible thing that African could ever do a white collar or even a blue collar job. However, soon after the WWII, there came a turning point in the lives of African American with the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
World War II was and most likely will be the largest and most great war to ever appear on this earth. Although it brought so much death and destruction with a striking total of over 60 million deaths, it is also the deadliest conflict to ever have happened as well. Out of all the horror that was WWII it did create a lot of advancements like the boost in advancements in technology. As well there were great social changes in the United States. Also there were significant boosts in medical sciences. There were economical advancements in the United States. Finally there were advancements in world peace never seen before. Though war should never be defined as good, World War II created many beneficial advancements for the United States and the world.
American was greatly affected by WWII, specifically socially, economically, and politically. In the United States discrimination was increased between different races, different genders, and immigrants. The United States has since recovered from the obstacles that World War II had brought amongst the economic, political and social systems throughout the country.
During the years of 1941 through 1945 the United States fought in World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Although, the United States tried to remain neutral they decided to enter the war because of the surprise attack on the Pearl Harbor by Japan. WWII impacted the United States in many ways. Some of the impacts WWII had on the U.S. home front were women taking on conventional jobs that men would usually have, the U.S. suffering from a limited amount of food and gas, and a shortage of military personnel.
Alliances and treaties turned international incidents into world wars. The majority of both wars were fought on European and Asian soil, along with the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The wars had a huge effect on the United States; on the economy and its society. Most of the physical damage took place overseas, but both World War I and II had lasting effects on the United States and its people. World War II had a greater impact on the United States than World War I, because it brought the United States out of the greatest depression in the country’s history and made the United States a leading world power.
In the article “World War II 's end marked a changing America” many things are discussed on how world war two has impacted united states. It gives many reasons how world war two has impacted citizens. It was the end of fascism and the end of the holocaust. The U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan to end the war. Over sixteen million americans served in the war. These citizens affected the civil rights and women working. It also affected where and how people live their lives. The civil rights movement began to play a big role after world war two. First sit-ins began in 1942 to show that blacks deserved better. The world war two sparked many different things after it ended. By 1945 many women joined groups to serve in war. The women came into war because there was a shortage of the amount of men that were fighting. After world war two Eleanor Roosevelt worked hard to make it where women could fight.
From its founding, all the way into modern times, the United States has been a country made up of immigrants. With a population that has come from all over Europe, Asia, Africa, and more, there were many different ideas about how and who to support in all aspects of American life. During World War I especially, there was much resistance because American civilians felt torn between their motherland and their current homeland. Though Americans had reasons to disapprove the war, there were many who had an incentive to encourage it. Much of American civilian support for World War I was founded in the idea that the groups these people were associated with would benefit from the war.
Is it possible to know what Americans thought of World War II, if they believed that the war was a just war or whether they did not agree for what the United States was fighting for? The historian Studs Terkel believes he knows this answer and that Americans saw themselves as liberators of an oppressed world fighting for the just war which can be concluded from his famous volume, The Good War. Of course one person’s beliefs should not be believed as easily just by reading a book. A person should base their opinions on something much more analytical than that. In order to decide whether some Americans actually thought that World War II was a just war, a thorough analysis should be done of American life looking at all the facts found. Beginning with American experience before the war then analyzing the experience of the war and the home-front itself and finally ending with the analysis of America after World War II a conclusion can be made regarding the American point of view.
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World War II had a definite impact on the United States. It changed how people lived and how other people were viewed. Not many people realize the treatment of people from our own country during World War II. Three groups of people that were affected were women, African Americans, and Japanese Americans. The lives of these people were changed drastically, whether by having to work, mistreatment because of skin color, or by being blamed for something that was done by a country they were native to.