Effects Of WW2

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Effects of World War II on the United States

The economy:

World War 2 proved to be a stimulise for the American economy. 17 million new jobs were created and unemployment was no longer. By Christmas 1942 USA output was greater than Japan, Germany and Italy combined. Jobs dramatically rose by 52% due to the high level of demand, for wartime resources.

This was also debatably a huge moment for America because it was economically growing at rapid pace compared to the rest of the world. After the war many other powerful countries suffered greatly economically and this led to America's superpower status that it still holds today.

The government:

Federal power during the war increased which gave less power to state laws. This occurred because people following the First World War (1914-1918) and the Great depression (1930s) began to accept that the country would benefit across all 50 states. This shift from state laws to federal laws proved extremely important in later US history, particularly in times of the civil rights era and the Vietnam war.

US society: Women:

The war provided an opportunity for women to get involved in the world of work, that would not have otherwise been available. With a large majority of US men having to fight in Europe, there was a drastic amount of men to work in factories. The women who were available to work answered this. By 1945, one third of all industrial workers were women.

Propaganda images began to symbolize the change from the women working at home to the women working in factories. By working in the factories they gained a higher income but it was not equal to men. When the war ended many women were forced out of the factories so that men could once again resume their role. This was however a major step towards the women jobs revolution.

US society: Black American's:

The war also provided an essential platform for the black civil rights movement later in 1950 to 1960s. Before the Second World War black Americans were

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