Chapter 18 Section 2 Notes The Home Front. At home the people were having to make sacrifices because of rationing. They were constantly bombarded with propaganda to keep their morale high. Encouraging Patriotism Blue Star/Gold Star- emblems in window- gold means dead
At home the people were having to make sacrifices because of rationing. They were constantly bombarded with propaganda to keep their morale high.
Blue Star/Gold Star- emblems in window- gold means dead
Movies, songs, radio- urged full participation in the war effort\
Movie stars helped sell war bonds and traveled to entertain troops
Foreign correspondents reported about the war
Radio stations abandoned spy and sabotage programs and some sound effects (sirens)
**The Office of War Information controlled the flow of information at home
Americans at home changed their habits due to the demands the war placed on them and to help the war effort
The life of women changed dramatically during WW2.
During the Great Depression women were encouraged NOT to work. Now doing “men’s” work became patriotic.
One of the main symbols of this was Rosie the Riveter.
6,000,000 more women entered the workforce and many women changed jobs from traditional women’s work to the higher paid war work.
Many women gained new self-pride, self-worth and independence because of this
*Racial tensions did not disappear during the war but the gov’t had to try and reduce it in the war industries*
WW2 was a real mixed-bag for Mexican Americans
Carlos E. Castaneda- U of Texas professor worked with the FEPC to discontinue discriminatory practices
Racial tensions reached their highest in LA in what became known as the Zoot- Suit Riots
Sailors started attacking Mexican American youth and the police and media unfairly covered it. An inquiry eventually placed the blame on prejudice by the police, media and sailors. LA was off-limits to sailors for weeks
Internment was one of the most blatant denial of rights in WW2. Japanese Americans on the West Coast were forcibly relocated to camps in WY,UT etc