War on the Home Front - Production + Financing Within weeks of Pearl Harbor, the US redirected production of many products. Production of bicycles, soda cans, refrigerators, toothpaste tubes and 300+ other items was cut back or banned.
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To support the growing labor and production needs, society started to change.
Between 1941-1945, one of every five American relocated to another part of the country.
Prejudice increased towards African Americans, Okies and other re-locating families.
People were loyal to President Roosevelt. He was elected 4 times as our President (the only President ever elected 4 times):
Unfortunately, FDR did not see the end of WWII. He died April 12, 1945, less than one month before VE Day. Vice President Truman became our 33rd President and learned about a secret weapon the US was building… the a-bomb.