World War II caused the United States to fundamentally change in many ways. The national power of our country emerged a great deal. The economic health of our country also emerged. Lastly, our home front became more conservative. These three things are what made up our country after the war. The people of the United States looked at these things for support and help.
The national power of our country went from being of equal power to other nations to being high above everyone else. After joining the United Nations in October 1945, the United States began to aid other countries that seemed to be under the threat of another invasion. These types of acts made the United States seem like the superior nation to all the other nations. When the United States placed executive orders on different people, our nation also became this power hungry government. When President Roosevelt issued the Executive Order 9066, Japanese-Americans were sent to internment camps where there was poor sanitation and harsh conditions. They lost millions of dollars in potential income, property, and land. Although after the case of Korematsu vs. the United States, the Supreme Court justified that they couldn’t second-guess any military decisions. The federal government than decided to formally apologize for the way they treated the Japanese-Americans and paid each surviving family $20,000. Although this seems nice, that wasn’t nearly enough for the Japanese-Americans to get back to where they started.
During the war the United States was finally getting out of the depression. The war opened doors for many different groups in America. In 1944, Congress passed the GI Bill, or the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act. This provided funding for college education and low interest home and small business loans to returning veterans from World War I. Then, other things like the Employment Act of 1946, was an attempt to keep the United States at full employment at all times. Workers at this time, just...
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