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America on the Homefront

America on the Homefront

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  1. America on the Homefront

  2. Not a problem due to the Japanese German, Italian and Japanese Americans supported the war effort National Unity

  3. Executive Order 9066 110,000 believed to be a threat to national security Located in western states Unnecessary and unfair 1988 government officially apologized for its actions Japanese Internment Camp

  4. Camp in Colorado

  5. Massive military order War Production Board End production on nonessential items Assigned priorities to raw materials Items were rationed Rubber and gasoline Henry J. Kaiser “Sir Launchalot” the miracle ship builder one in fourteen days Building the War Machine

  6. Draft drained the nation of workers More then 6 million took up jobs Rosie the Riveter Womenpower

  7. Agreement with Mexico brought thousands of farm workers to US Called Braceros Young teenagers Lived in temp camps Led to the the establishment of Latino communities in much of the South and Northwest Help from Mexico

  8. Few events in US history have moved so many people West boomed Boomtowns grew – LA, Detroit, Seattle, Baton Rough Many stayed in their new “homes” after the war Internal Migration during War

  9. 1.6 million left the South to seek jobs in the factories in the West and North Meant that race relations was to be a “national” issue after the war not a “regional” issue FDR executive order #8802 – no discrimination in defense industries Double “V” African Americans

  10. Issued ration stamps/booklets Buy from the Office of Price Administration Trading took place when one ran out Book letter for gas = type of job Rationing on the Homefront