Norman Rockwell portrayed Rosie as a monumental figure clad in overalls and a work-shirt with the sleeves rolled up to reveal her powerful, muscular arms
"Do the Job He Left Behind" was a campaign slogan that emphasized women’s patriotism for the war effort.
The entire country pulled together to support the war effort and build the "Arsenal of Democracy."
Rose Will Monroe, riveter at the Ford Willow Run airplane factory, became a "Rosie the Riveter" icon by starring in a film campaign to increase the sale of war bonds.
Millions of women nationwide joined the work force both as a matter of patriotic duty and to support their families.
Rosies worked on all phases of manufacturing, from electrical wiring to putting the finishing touches on a bomber.
The government attempted to alleviate some of this stress between two demands--country and home--by creating federally funded daycare centers. There were about 130,000 children in over 3,000 daycare centers at the height of the War
Did women stay in the workforce?? electrical wiring to putting the finishing touches on a bomber.
The reversed strategy was to push the women back into the home with promise of new and wonderful consumer goods to make their housewife role easier and to ensure that their real happiness was in caring for their men and children
More than 120,000 Americans of Japanese Ancestry were incarcerated in 10 camps scattered throughout Western states during World War II
Korematsu v. United States in the background
Fred Korematsu was arrested and convicted for not reporting to an assembly center in May 1942
The court ruled during WWII, that the internment of Japanese Americans such as Fred Korematsu was legal because the posed a potential threat to the United States. This illustrates the idea that freedoms of liberty and speech can and have been restricted during the extreme cases, such as wartime.
What about Native Americans; in the background
How were they affected by WWII?
Navajo Code Talkers in the background
The Code used by the Navajo Code Talkers created messages by first translating Navajo words into English, then using the first letter of each English word to decipher the meaning. Because different Navajo words might be translated into different English words for the same letter, the code was especially difficult to decipher
Navajo Code Talkers were used in Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa and were a major reason for the success of the U.S. Marines. According to Major Connor, "Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima."