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SHUT UP

PRODUCE

SACRIFICE

World War II: The American Home Front

& HATE


USHC 7.2

Evaluate the impact of war mobilization on the home front, including consumer sacrifices, the role of women and minorities in the workforce, and limits on individual rights that resulted in the internment of Japanese Americans.


Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941


The Situation: 1941

The Allies

The Axis

Neutral

WAR

WAR

WAR

Occupied


TOTAL War


This MeansYOU


So…SHUTYOUR MOUTH

Especially you ladies…

American women contributed to the war effort by working in munitions factories.


And YOUR EARS

American women contributed to the war effort by working in munitions factories.


And really… JUST DON’T

American women contributed to the war effort by working in munitions factories.


THE WARECONOMY

Government Regulation of:

  • Production

  • Pricing

  • Rationing


War Production Board

Peacetime industries converted to war production


ROSIEthe Riveter

Symbolic ofFemaleMunitions Workers


FDR’s Executive Order 8802 prohibited racial discrimination in the defense production industry.


Office of PriceAdministration

Government-controlled Price Ceilings


RATIONING


Japanese-American Internment


Internment Camps

Former horse stalls converted for temporary occupation by Japanese American internees at Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942 (Wikipedia)


Korematsu v. United States

6-3

Fred Korematsu

Internment of Japanese-Americans DOES NOT violate the Constitution.


Korematsu v. United States

Justice Hugo Black, a former Klan member, delivered the opinion of the Court.

FAIL


Better Late Than Never

REPARATIONS

President Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988


In a Nutshell…

SHUT UP

PRODUCE

SACRIFICE

HATE

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