1st ever national income tax. Only Government was taxed before. Help stop inflation caused by War. Victory Tax
Allowed to officially serve in Military. Doing jobs men used to do. Raising families on their own. Volunteering time for organizations (Red Cross). Role of Women
Rationing for things in short supply Meat, Butter, Sugar Metal Drives, War Bonds. Civilians started providing defenses Escorted Convoys Defended Ports Efforts at Home
African Americans allowed to join Military. Military was segregated at this time. African American Women allowed in Nursing Corps. Role of Minorities
Fear of Japanese people after Pearl Harbor. Government afraid of Spies. Roosevelt legalized interment. Moved 120,000 Japanese into Internment Camps. 2/3 were American Citizens, ½ were children. Japanese Internment
Only allowed few belongings. Placed in barracks, three families to one. Did hard labor while interned. Allowed to return home in 1944.
Three main causes of WWII. Axis powers wanted world domination. America entered WWII after Pearl Harbor. Life in America changed drastically during WWII. Japanese Americans were treated poorly.
Role of Women graphic on slide 11: Library of Congress, Oyida Peaks riveting as part of her NYA training to become a mechanic in the Assembly and Repair Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1940, Public Domain Japanese Internment graphic of Slide 15: Library of Congress, Japanese-American camp, war emergency relocation, [Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, Calif.] (LOC), 1940, Public Domain Resources for Graphics