INside World War 2

  • War Propaganda

    Every country involved in World War II used some form of propaganda to promote its own cause and attack that of its opponents. The U.S used short films, that focused on the Axis threat and highlighting American successes. SOme films would show people walking instead of driving to reinforce the idea of rationing.
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    Women in WWII

    Amercan women entered the workforce in unprecendented numbers, as widespread male enlistment left gaping holes int he industrial labor force. During WWII the percentage of women in the work force increased from 27 percent to 37 percent. 350,000 women served in the U.S Armed Forces, both at home and abroad.
  • Draft

    The selective Training and Service Act required all men between the ages of 21 and 36 to register, 900,000 men were able to be in training at one time. The Selective Service was established as an indepedent agency responsible for identification and induction. But following the attack on Pearl Harbor, all men between the ages of 18 and 65 were required to register, though only those up to the age of 45 were considered for service.
  • Lend Lease Act

    Seeing as the Britain couldn't afford these cash-carry payment, Congress past the Lend-Lease Act giving the president the authority to sellease and lend. The lend lease program allowed the United States to provide allies with basic supplys but not the American Soilders.
  • Rationing

    Weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor President Roosevelt signed a bull expanding the powers of the Office of Price Adjustment to set price controls and supply levels. Japan occupied the far east so Americans were cut off from its rubber supply. From sugar to gasoline rationing affected every aspect of American life.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    The "day that wrill live in infamy" is one of the great way President Roosevelt descrbed the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It was early morning in Hawaii, when the japanese started the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Taking the lives on almost 2,400 Americans. By 8:12 a.m the Japanese destroyed the U.S battleships.
  • The U-boat Peril

    The German navy lauched a series of U-boat raids of America's Eastern Seaboard. For more then six months the U-boats were posing as a serious menace to the U.S Mechant shipping.The Germans referred to this period as the "Second Happy Time". The losed fewer then two dozen U-boats, while singking 400 Allied ships and killing some 2,000 crew members and Merchant Marines.
  • G.I Bill

    Congressed debated and ossed the GI Bill of Rights, which would provide returning vetrans with financial assistance for education, government guarantees in low-cost loans and overall improvements in care. The Veterans Administration was responsivle for carrying out the main provisions of the GI Bill. In ares of education, the VA would irectly reimburse colleges, schools or training programs for tuition and supplies. The provided each student with a montly living stipend.
  • Japanese AMericans

    120,000 Japanese Americans were forced to live in camps located in the American West because of the bombing at Pearl Harbor. Almost immediately after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government classified all citzens of Japanese ancerstru as enemy aliens.
  • Manhattan Project

    When World War II broke out in Europe, America's scientific community was fighting to catch ip to German advances in the development of atomic power. "The Manhattan Project" was the development of the world's forst atomic bomb. The places for testing the bombs were Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Richland.