World War II: The Home Front. US History: Spiconardi. Rosie the Riveter . The image of Rosie the Riveter was used to encourage women to join the workforce Rosie represented the “heroic” work of woman in wartime industries During WWII there was a 57 percent jump in the number of working women.
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World War II: The Home Front US History: Spiconardi
Rosie the Riveter • The image of Rosie the Riveter was used to encourage women to join the workforce • Rosie represented the “heroic” work of woman in wartime industries • During WWII there was a 57 percent jump in the number of working women
Rosie the Riveter • “All the day long,Whether rain or shine,She's a part of the assembly line.She's making history,Working for victory,Rosie the Riveter.Keeps a sharp lookout for sabotage,Sitting up there on the fuselage.That little girl will do more than a male will do”
Rationing • Rationing was introduced since certain goods were in short supply • Rationing ensured that everyone got their fare share and there were supplies for the troops
Rationing How will rationing help the war effort?
Japanese Internment • “An Enemy Race” • The government believed Japanese-Americas could be enemy agents • Relocation • 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forced to move to internment camps • This did not happen to German-and-Italian-Americans
Japanese Internment • Why the Japanese? • Racism and stereotypes • The Japanese were believed to be sneaky and evil • “The very fact that no sabotage has taken place to date is a disturbing and confirming indication that such action will be taken.” ~ General John L. DeWitt, Chief of the Western Defense Command
Japanese Internment • Life in the Internment Camps Japanese-Americans who were forced to relocate to internment camps had 48 hours to pack their belongings. Here is their baggage waiting to be claimed at the camp.
Japanese Internment • Life in the internment camp A windstorm blows through the barracks of a relocation camp at the foot of the Sierra Nevada
Japanese Internment • Life in the internment camp • Many internees lost personal property due to the restrictions on what could be taken into the camps • Theft in government storage facilities was also a significant problem What does this edifice look like?
Japanese Internment • Life in the internment camp
Japanese Internment • Korematsu vs. US (1944) • In a 6 -3 decision, the Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the relocation of Japanese-Americans Fred Korematsu sued on that basis that the government violated his Fifth Amendment rights.