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The Homefront. September 16, 1940 - United States military conscription bill passed. We have the draft!. Your Number Was Called!. Marine Corps Motor Pool. USO Canteen. Betty Grable: Allied Pinup Girl. She Reminded Men What They Were Fighting For.

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The homefront

The Homefront


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September 16, 1940 - United States military conscription bill passed. We have the draft!


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Your Number Was Called!


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Marine Corps Motor Pool


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USO Canteen


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Betty Grable: Allied Pinup Girl

She Reminded Men What They Were Fighting For


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Fighting the Enemy on the Battlefield & on the Home Front


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November 5, 1940 - Roosevelt re-elected as U.S. president


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Working on the Assembly Line


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“Rosie, the Riveter”


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Fix that Engine!


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Women’s Army Air CorpsPilots


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Do Your Bit!


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Buy, Buy, Buy, Buy a Bond:It Will Lead to VICTORY!


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Get Your Ration Cards


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S..t..r..e..t..c..h That Food!


Positive changes in the economy due to the war

Positive changes in the economy due to the war

  • Jobs were plentiful due to mobilization of industry

  • More money to spend and save

  • Women in work force in record number

  • African Americans had more skilled job opportunities

  • GI Bill to pay for education


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On the RoadLooking for Work


Problems caused by war

Problems caused by war

  • Racial tension especially in L.A. and Detroit

  • Japanese Americans in internment camps

  • Returning veterans having difficulty finding jobs

  • More single moms


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Japanese-American Boy Scout Troop in an Internment Camp


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Hollywood Pitches In


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Bob Hope in the South Pacific


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Thanks, for the Memories!


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Office of Price Administration (OPA) freezes prices, fights

inflation


Protest march against discrimination

Protest march against discrimination

July 1, 1941


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A. Philip Randolph, head of Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters led this protest


What injustice happened to the nisei japanese americans during wwii

What injustice happened to the Nisei (Japanese Americans during WWII?


Internment camps sometimes called relocation camps

Internment camps sometimes called relocation camps


What was one positive advance for african americans as a result of wwii

What was one positive advance for African Americans as a result of WWII?


They advanced to more skilled jobs

They advanced to more skilled jobs

  • More opportunities due to defense mobilization

  • The shipyards in particular hired African Americans

  • The second largest employer of African Americans was the federal government.


The manhattan project

The Manhattan Project

  • To disguise this ultra-secret project, the Corps created a Manhattan Engineer District, with a headquarters initially based in New York City.

  • Most work done at Los Alamos, New Mexico

  • “Gadget” (Trinity) on July 16, 1945


Trinity july 16 1945

“Trinity”July 16, 1945


Robert j oppenheimer

Robert J. Oppenheimer

When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.

The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.


The manhattan project success

The Manhattan Project Success

  • Two atomic bombs were made, “Little Boy” and “Fat Man.”

  • Scientists at Los Alamos were not fully confident in the “Fat Man” bomb.

  • Bombs designed to create an accurate and symmetrical implosion.


Fat man and little boy

Fat Man and Little Boy

“Fat Man”

“Little Boy”


Debate over the bomb american support

Debate over the Bomb:American Support

  • Americans were suffering many casualties and the Japanese were showing no signs of possible negotiation.

  • A cease fire was non-negotiable.

  • If the United States dropped the atomic bomb, surrender and peace would probably occur.


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Why did Truman use the atomic bomb? Give 2 reasons.


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He believed it would save American lives

Harry Truman became president on April 12, 1945 when FDR died. He is known for the saying “The buck stops here.”


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He believed it would end the war


The mushroom cloud

The Mushroom Cloud

  • 8:15 AM, “The Little Boy” was dropped over the center of Hiroshima

  • It exploded about 2,000 ft. above the city and had a blast the equivalent to 13 kilotons of TNT.

  • Due to radiation, approximately 152,437 additional people have died.


Formal warning to japan

Formal Warning to Japan

  • On August 10, 1945 thousands of leaflets were dropped over the city of Nagasaki

The leaflets called for a petition to the Emperor of Japan to stop the war and agree to thirteen consequences of an honorable surrender.

The leaflets called for a petition to the Emperor of Japan to stop the war and agree to thirteen consequences of an honorable surrender.

Sample Leaflet


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WW II Memorial in Washington, DC

Dedicated on April 29, 2004


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That’s all folks!

Sources:

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm

www.history.net

http://wars.pppst.com/ww2.html

www.Wikipedia.com (images)


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