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The Change of USA During the Second World War Essay

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The Change of USA During the Second World War Over the course of the Second World War, American society changed in various ways. Though some things good, a lot of things also got worse. In this essay I will try to explain how and what exactly happened during and after the Second World War. Women’s lives changed dramatically during the war but got no better after it. Before the US entered the conflict, women were portrayed as being basic house wives who did not work or do anything other than look after their husband. This changed a lot after the American Troops fought around the world. Leaving their jobs, homes and families, the women of America were left to fill in for their husbands. They took…show more content…
Americas “Helping Industry” provided good wages for people to work in factories producing weapons and machinery. They also asked volunteers to come and help USA win the war. The Government raised taxes and encouraged to by 5 year bonds. These were simply shares you bought for $10 dollars and got paid back in 5 years plus a 10% increase. Also the “War Production Board” was set up to maximize war production materials. Overall the US economy boomed during the Second World War. During WW2 America developed many significant scientific advances. Synthetic rubber was one of many discoveries. It was also during the war that DDT powder was developed (a pesticide that proved invaluable for troops in the pacific who caught diseases such as typhus and malaria). But USA’s best advancement was the production of the atomic bomb. Between 1942 and 1945 more than 150,000 men and women came together to produce what was the most devastating bomb in history. Despite many men and women working on the atomic bomb, only a select few actually knew that this was going to be used on a country. The 2 billion dollar Manhattan project was the best kept secret of the war. Used on Hiroshima in 1945 it had killed nearly 150,000 by the end of the year. Many who survived rapidly aged and became frail at the age of 40. To this day the
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