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World War II Homefront Mobilizing for War Industrial Production Women and the War Rationing and shortages The Government and the people Conclusions Mobilizing for War Mobilizing for War The government got larger Mobilizing for War The government got larger

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world war ii homefront
World War II Homefront
  • Mobilizing for War
  • Industrial Production
  • Women and the War
  • Rationing and shortages
  • The Government and the people
  • Conclusions
mobilizing for war3
Mobilizing for War
  • The government got larger
mobilizing for war4
Mobilizing for War
  • The government got larger
  • 1939- 900,000 civilian employees
mobilizing for war5
Mobilizing for War
  • The government got larger
  • 1939- 900,000 civilian employees
  • 1945-4,000,000 “ “
mobilizing for war6
Mobilizing for War
  • The government got larger
  • 1939- 900,000 civilian employees
  • 1945-4,000,000 “ “
  • Federal expenditures grew from $9 bil. Per year in 1939 to $98 bil. By 1945
industrial mobilization
Industrial Mobilization
  • Gross National Product grew from $91 billion in 1939 to $215 billion by 1945.
defense production
Defense Production
  • 5,600 merchant ships
  • 80,000 landing craft
  • 100,000 tanks and armored cars
  • 300,000 airplanes
  • 2.4 million trucks
  • 20 million small arms
  • 41 billion rounds of ammunition
  • 6 million tons of bombs
women and the war10
Women and the War
  • By 1943, 17 million American women worked outside the home for pay!
women and the war11
Women and the War
  • By 1943, 17 million American women worked outside the home for pay!
  • Worked for less $ than men doing same job.
women and the war12
Women and the War
  • By 1943, 17 million American women worked outside the home for pay!
  • Worked for less $ than men doing same job.
  • Many wanted to keep working after war.
women and the war13
Women and the War
  • By 1943, 17 million American women worked outside the home for pay!
  • Worked for less $ than men doing same job.
  • Many wanted to keep working after war.
  • Transformed society’s views of “women’s work”
women and the war14
Women and the War
  • By 1943, 17 million American women worked outside the home for pay!
  • Worked for less $ than men doing same job.
  • Many wanted to keep working after war.
  • Transformed society’s views of “women’s work”
  • Changed the role of women in the family.
war boom communities
War Boom Communities
  • Helped by the Community Facilities (Lanham) Act
war boom communities16
War Boom Communities
  • Helped by the Community Facilities (Lanham) Act
  • Provided federal $ for child care centers, clinics, schools, recreation; anything for which a war-related need could be shown.
problems of children on the home front19
Problems of Children on the home front
  • Latchkey children
  • Shortage of teachers and school space
problems of children on the home front20
Problems of Children on the home front
  • Latchkey children
  • Shortage of teachers and school space
  • Fear of increased crime and juvenile delinquincy
problems of children on the home front21
Problems of Children on the home front
  • Latchkey children
  • Shortage of teachers and school space
  • Fear of increased crime and juvenile delinquincy
  • Street gangs
problems of children on the home front22
Problems of Children on the home front
  • Latchkey children
  • Shortage of teachers and school space
  • Fear of increased crime and juvenile delinquincy
  • Street gangs
  • Victory Girls: Young girls who had sex with servicemen for patriotic reasons
impact of the war on american life24
Impact of the War on American Life
  • Economic Recovery
  • Women worked in increasing numbers
impact of the war on american life25
Impact of the War on American Life
  • Economic Recovery
  • Women worked in increasing numbers
  • Government social programs transformed the infrastructure and institutions
impact of the war on american life26
Impact of the War on American Life
  • Economic Recovery
  • Women worked in increasing numbers
  • Government social programs transformed the infrastructure and institutions
  • The G.I. Bill of Rights- college tuition, health care, and home mortgages for vets.