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Texas in World War II. 7 th Grade History Bonham Middle School 2013-2014. Table of Contents . Defining Characteristics Boom or Bust During World War II World War II- Political Impact World War II- Economic Impact World War II- Social Impact John Nance Garner ("Cactus Jack“)

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Texas in world war ii

Texas in World War II

7th Grade History

Bonham Middle School

2013-2014


Table of contents
Table of Contents

  • Defining Characteristics

  • Boom or Bust During World War II

  • World War II- Political Impact

  • World War II- Economic Impact

  • World War II- Social Impact

  • John Nance Garner ("Cactus Jack“)

  • Sam Rayburn


Defining characteristics
Defining Characteristics

  • Rationing

  • Military Installations

  • Internment camps

    • Economy improves in Texas

    • Large number of Texans, men and women serve in the military

    • Industries grow – oil and gas and agriculture


Boom or bust during world war ii
Boom or Bust During World War II

  • Agricultural became more commercial and less small farms

  • Prices have fluctuated due to weather, supply and demand


World war ii political impact
World War II-Political Impact

  • Influential powers

    • Oveta Culp Hobby – Organized Women’s Army Corp

    • Admiral Chester W. Nimitz – Commander of Pacific Fleet

    • Dwight Eisenhower – Allied Commander

    • Sam Rayburn – Speaker of the House (supported financial support for the war effort)

    • John Nance Garner – Vice President

  • Major military bases and airfields

  • Over 750,000 Texans served in the war

  • Audie Murphy – Most decorated soldier

  • Many Texans received the Medal of Honor

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

Dwight Eisenhower

Oveta Culp Hobby

Sam Rayburn

John Nance Garner

Audie Murphy


World war ii economic impact
World War II- Economic Impact

  • Improved Texas economy

    • Oil and Gas industry

    • Lumber

    • Agriculture

    • Cotton

    • Women joined the workforce


World war ii social impact
World War II- Social Impact

  • Sacrificed on the home front

  • Rationing

  • Migration to urban areas

  • Desire of minorities to be integrated because of their involvement in the war effort

  • Over 22,000 Texans died in the war


John nance garner cactus jack
John Nance Garner ("Cactus Jack“)

  • Served as Vice President under Franklin Roosevelt (1933-1941); he was Speaker of the House of Representatives (1931-1933


Sam rayburn
Sam Rayburn

  • As a longstanding member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rayburn supported regulatory legislation such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Rayburn also pushed for building farm to market roads and providing electricity to rural areas


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