America and the Second World War History 17B Lecture 9 A World Transformed From economic fears in Great Depression to fears of personal loss during World War II. America emerged from war stronger. Lecture Goals Analyze economic, social, and international changes of the war.
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Hitler calls for lebensraum (living space) in the East.
Blitzkrieg into Poland, September 1, 1939.
France falls, June 22, 1940
Hitler invades USSR in Spring 1941.
Two-Front War.Fascism in Italy and Germany
Japan, Germany, Italy (Axis Powers)
U.S., Great Britain, U.S.S.R. (Allies)
Victory gardens, war bond drives, scrap metal drives.
Posters promoted sentiments that united Americans
Willingness to sacrifice
Urge to participate
Fostering of a sense of peril and hatred of enemy.Home Front Unity
Family communities form businesses that compete with white Americans.
Alien Land Laws and citizenship exclusion.
Had to be white for naturalized citizenship.Early Discrimination