The American Home Front (WWII)

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The American Home Front (WWII)

  1. 1. World War II:The AmericanHome Front
  2. 2. Evaluate the impact ofwar mobilization on thehome front, includingconsumer sacrifices, therole of women andminorities in theworkforce, and limits onindividual rights thatresulted in the internmentof Japanese Americans.
  3. 3. Japan Attacks Pearl HarborDecember 7, 1941
  4. 4. The Situation: 1941The Allies The Axis NeutralOccupiedWAR
  5. 5. TOTAL
  6. 6. ThisMeansYOU
  7. 7. • Americanwomencontributed tothe war effort byworking inmunitionsfactories.So…YOUREspecially you ladies…
  8. 8. • Americanwomencontributed tothe war effort byworking inmunitionsfactories.YOUR
  9. 9. • Americanwomencontributed tothe war effort byworking inmunitionsfactories.JUST
  10. 10. THE WARECONOMYGovernmentRegulation of:• Production• Pricing• Rationing
  11. 11. War Production BoardPeacetimeindustriesconverted towar production
  12. 12. ROSIEthe RiveterSymbolic ofFemaleMunitionsWorkers
  13. 13. FDR’s Executive Order 8802 prohibited racialdiscrimination in the defense production industry.
  14. 14. Office of PriceAdministrationGovernment-controlledPrice Ceilings
  15. 15. PatrioticDuty
  16. 16. RATIONING
  17. 17. Ration Stamps
  18. 18. Ration Stamps
  19. 19. Office of War MobilizationCoordinated allgovernment war-related agenciesJames F. Byrnes Room(Clemson University)James F. Byrnes (SC)“Assistant President”
  20. 20. Still from You’re A Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)LINK
  21. 21. Japanese-AmericanInternment
  22. 22. Internment CampsFormer horse stalls converted for temporary occupationby Japanese American internees at Tanforan AssemblyCenter, San Bruno, California, 1942 (Wikipedia)
  23. 23. Korematsu v. United StatesFred Korematsu Internment ofJapanese-AmericansDOES NOT violatethe Constitution.
  24. 24. Korematsu v. United StatesJustice Hugo Black, a formerKlan member, delivered theopinion of the Court.
  25. 25. President Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988Better Late Than NeverREPARATIONS
  26. 26. In a Nutshell…SHUT UPPRODUCESACRIFICEHATEPhoto by ekurvine

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