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.
On the night of September 7, 1940 Germany attacked Great Britain. “About every two minutes a new wave of planes would be over” (Pyle). They targeted the “gigantic dome of St. Paul's Cathedral”, along with many other populated places. “Flames seemed to whip hundreds of feet into the air” (Pyle). The smoke was so bad they you could barely see the St. Paul's Cathedral (“The Bombing of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, September 7,1940”)“On September 4, the Luftwaffe switched tactics again and, on Hitler's orders, set about destroying London and other major cities” (“BBC History-The Battle Of
In the 1930s, The Great Depression swept over America and life was greatly affected. Poverty, unemployment, and homelessness grew in the East causing women to get more involved with the daily activities outside of the household. In “The Grapes Of Wrath” most men went to work, either in factories or on the lands, while the women stayed home. Eleanor Roosevelt became a key voice inside the White House, she took on an active role in programs and supporting women working on the home front. The hardships women faced during the Great Depression and women’s involvement in the labor force during World War II, led women to have a more independent and influential role in the family.
During the 1930s. the United States faced one of the greatest economic depressions in history, known as the Great Depression. Since many people essentially manipulated the stock market to their advantage, they eventually got richer. However, on October 29,1929, the stock market crashed since so many people wanted to sell their stocks but so few people wanted to buy these products, which caused prices to collapse. This led up to issues such as banking crisis, where banks who invested so heavily on the stock market lost so much money. In fact, people who deposited money lose everything they had. In addition, factories that has overproduced goods had also lost tons of money since businesses were producing far more goods than people were consuming. All these events that led to the Great Depression. Although Franklin D. Roosevelt came into office in 1933 and released his plans known as the New Deal which were essentially government programs that provided aid to Americans, it did not change the fact that the economy was still largely suffering. Meanwhile, tensions in Europe also increased as European countries were devastated from the hard times occurring in their nation. Following totalitarianism as a political system, many European countries were led by dictators. One of the most important dictator, was German leader Adolph Hitler. Germany, who had lost a lot power and land, after the loss in World War I and the
The Home Front during World War II was the essential backbone of the military campaign that was being waged in Europe and the Pacific. In order to ensure the success of the war the Home Front needed to not only ensure its own survival but also the survival of the forces that were engaged in combat. The Home Front of both the United States and England were similar in their practices of supporting the war, but because of the advantages of the united states being isolated from the fighting and being a land of plentiful recourses, and England being apart of an island nation extremely close to the fighting, England had much more difficult position and their Home Front was under a much more immediate threat. Both Home Fronts experienced hardships and dramatic changes in their society as they were forced to adapt to a wartime economy, they were also forced to adapt to social changes and a whole new society and way of life for the duration of the war that would also change the future of both the United States and England.
The general consensus of humanity is that war is bad, people get killed for no reason, civilians can get maimed, bombed, or even killed just because some leaders of a country could not resolve an issue any other way. The enemy could destroy an entire cities, or multiple cities with bombs and neat little soldiers in their neat little planes. On September seventh, 1940; the start of what was called The Blitz. The Blitz was a devastating event in World War Two, when the Nazis decided to bomb the cities of London, Plymouth, Belfast, and many more British towns. A novella written by Daphne du Maurier “The Birds”, could be interpreted as an allegory for this horrifying event. Through du Maurier’s tale, there are certain similarities with the birds acting like Nazi planes, the government being inefficient, and how
The entry of the United States into the Second World War dramatically altered the traditional role of the family in American society. First and foremost, the economic conditions, which were dramatically improving because of the war, became suitable for a large number of couples to get married. But the war also changed the interaction between members of the family and traditional parental roles. Housing shortages led to discrimination against some families, juvenile delinquency rose, but the increase in economic resources led to improved health and increased savings. Overall the war affect on the American family was both positive and negative and altered it ways that were unforeseen.
The USA was affected at home during WWII by many contributing factors. During the fight in WWII we had to focus on the tactics and the affects at home such as Women, African Americans, and WWII Propaganda posters. When we went to war there was a large labor shortage and it was a stereotype that men were to be sent to war so it left the women at home to produce and enforce the war effort. This lead to women getting s bigger role in the workforce. This also led to the equal rights movement in the future. They showed the government that women were not just for tending the house and the children they could actually be a great help after all and in the end they really did win the war. The next effect at home due to the war would be African Americans.
In 1940, US allies, more specifically the Royal Air Force, conducted several bombing campaigns. These campaigns were in response to German air attacks against the British air force and their assets and focused primarily on the city of Berlin. Throughout these campaigns, over a million tons of bombs were dropped
World War II was a very important event in American history, but as bad as war is or seems to be there always seems to have better outcomes in the end. By the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and bringing America into the war it opened the eyes of all Americans to the problems not only domestically but internationally and the biggest problem that was discovered after the completion of World War II was the level of social equality around the world. It had been a problem that had plagued the world for many years but the atrocities that brought about by the war coupled with the ever growing eye of the media caused for greater concern in the light of social equality in the world.
The Great War involved most of the adult population either 'head on' or discretely. On average, 6 million men served in Britain's armed forces during the course of the war. Many millions of innocent civilians had their lives affects to the overall changes, both economic and social that the war caused or added to. The impact of the war varied greatly between the different regions of the sommunity. There were many differences and considerations ; these being gender and social class, so it is had to dinstinguish and measure the war's exact impact on people's attitudes, beliefs and values.
Blitzkrieg in a literal sense means “lightning war” meaning that they would use speed and confusion to upset the enemy forces. Rommel is credited as being the one who perfected the art of war known as Blitzkrieg and for good reasons. It’s believed that Rommel and Guderian were told under the command of Hitler to disobey their superiors and to push the front, leaving their flanking forces behind them to create confusion and surprise for the enemy. Rommel used this method of