Homefront during WWII


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Homefront during WWII

  1. 1. Which agreement would have been unpopular with the gentleman speaking in the cartoon?
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Describe the mobilization of the American economy for war, and the mobilization of manpower and womanpower for both the military and wartime production. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the war’s effects on American society, including regional migration, race relations and women’s roles. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mobilizing for Defense: Image Analysis <ul><li>Circulate around the room, viewing each of the primary sources at each station. </li></ul><ul><li>Your group will have 2 minutes to view the images, and write down as much information as you can on the poster. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about: What are the images showing? How does this image demonstrate how the US mobilized for WWII? What were the goals and effects of these policies? Etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Selective Service “ I wanted to be a hero, let’s face it. I was havin’ trouble in school…The war’d been goin’ on for two years. I didn’t wanna miss it… I was an American. I was seventeen.” ~Roger Tuttrup
  5. 5. Japanese Americans Personal Account
  6. 6. Nisei
  7. 7. Mexican Americans
  8. 8. Women “ There are innumerable duties now being performed by soldiers that can be done better by women.” ~ Army Chief of Staff George Marshall
  9. 10. Minorities Face a Dilemma “ Why die for democracy for some foreign country when we don’t even have it here?” – editorial in an African American newspaper “ Just carve on my tombstone, ‘Here lies a black man killed fighting a yellow man for the protection of a white man.” - African American upon receiving his draft notice
  10. 12. A. Philip Randolph
  11. 13. Manufacturing/War Production Board
  12. 14. Entertainment
  13. 15. Disney’s “Education for Death” (1942)
  14. 16. Office of Price Administration Rationing
  15. 17. Kids
  16. 18. WWII: Dogs of War LIFE Magazine
  17. 19. Office of Scientific Research and Development
  18. 20. Discussion Question <ul><li>How did America’s domestic response to World War II differ from its reaction to World War I? </li></ul>
  19. 21. RAFTing through the Homefront during WWII!! Experiences during WWII Conversation Granddaughter Judith Cohen Life on the homefront for women during WWII Diary entry Diary Woman living during WWII How the code talkers will help defeat the Japanese Rap Japanese Soldier Navajo Code Talker Trying to convince him and the courts to grant you and others reparations. Letter President Bill Clinton Seventy year old survivor of Japanese internment camp Detroit Race Riots Newscast live from the scene US citizens World New Reporter Conditions of African Americans on the homefront in WWII Voicemail FDR A. Philip Randolph The tensions between the sailors and Mexicans in CA Dialogue- Street fight (verbal, not physical) US Sailor Zoot Suiter Steagles Inside the NFL Philadelphia fans Sports reporter The importance of baseball during WWII Radio Advertisement US citizens Radio Announcer TOPIC FORMAT AUDIENCE ROLE