How WW1 Affected...

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AP History 1) How did World War II affect a. the role of the national government in American life? World War II caused many changes in government intervention in everyday American life. FDR’s role as a leader during the war enabled him to gain more power for the president in order to make decisions for the country. During WWII, most of the American society stood behind the war effort, and supported him fully. The American people were able to shake off the last few signs of depression and help to turn the economy to war-time mode. The government did not need as much propaganda to encourage the American national pride. b. The relationship between government and the economy WWII helped to save America’s struggling economy. Because of WWII the depression was finally put to rest and Americans economy did a full c Continue...

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Unimportant products were put aside and businesses began to manufacture things necessary for the war effort. Other operations were set up to keep everything going smoothly during the war such as the Office of Price Administration to help curb inflations, The War Labor Board, which kept ceilings on wage increases, and the Smith-Connally Act which prevented labor unions from striking. Women experienced a major changes in their role in society during the war. Because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, fear, and hatred of the Japanese-Americans rose, and blinded the better judgment of most people. 2) In what way did the US emerge from WWII fundamentally changed Consider power, economic heath, and the home front. America also emerged as a great power, and a hero. When the war ended most women did return to their previous lifestyle, but many continued to work in the factories. Even though German-Americas, and Italian-Americans were not particularly punished, the Japanese Americans were. FDR and the government set up operations, such as the War Productions Board and others to help keep America's economy stable and producing during the war. FDR created the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC), blacks were drafted into the army, but were still discriminated. One the groups most affected by WWII were the Japanese Americans, particularly the ones on the west coast. Despite the fact that the south was doing well, many chose to move north to find jobs in wartime plants in the West and North. Many blacks joined the NAACP, and CORE was founded during this time.