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Focus. Discuss how the War in Iraq affects your daily life. Do this is a 6-7 sentence paragraph!. Opportunity and Adjustment. Jobs and money!! Farmers prosper; 50% production increase and triple income Women…35% boost Population shifts…war work…creating housing shortages.

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Discuss how the War in Iraq affects your daily life. Do this is a 6-7 sentence paragraph!

opportunity and adjustment
Opportunity and Adjustment
  • Jobs and money!!
  • Farmers prosper; 50% production increase and triple income
  • Women…35% boost
  • Population shifts…war work…creating housing shortages.
social adjustments
Social Adjustments
  • Mothers on their own…children?
  • Delinquency?
  • Creates marriage boom before shipped to war.
  • Many ended w/ “Dear John” letters.
  • 1944-GI Bill of Rights is passed-it provided education and training for vets, paid for by the gov’t.
discrimination and reaction
Discrimination and Reaction
  • Segregation remained the rule in the military, but with great pressure from civil-rights activists, the military no longer restricted its all-black units to menial tasks.
  • Buffaloes-7 Legion of Merit awards, 65 silver stars, and 162 Bronze Stars for courage under fire.
  • Tuskegee Airmen-won two Distinguished Unit Citations(highest military commendation) for air combat vs. Germans
at home
At Home…
  • Progress at home front for African Americans also…finding good jobs during the war.
  • James Farmer founded CORE(Congress of Racial Equality), which confronted urban segregation in the North.
  • Riots do, however, break out.(Detroit in ‘43)
  • Many African Americans believed that “…We’ve shed our blood and proved our loyalty, and we’re going to fight for all that is rightfully due us…”
other americans
Other Americans
  • “zoot-suit” riots in L.A. Result was the outlawing of zoot-suits.(Mexican Americans)
  • Japanese Americans-internment camps. Many joined the army.
  • Japanese American Citizens League(JACL) is formed.
  • 1965-Congress authorized the spending of $38 million to compensate those sent to the camps for their lost property.(less than a tenth of actual losses.
  • 1978-begins a quest to give all who lost during internment. 10 years later, a bill gave 20k to every Japanese American sent to a relocation camp during the war.