Unit 5: WWII and it’s Aftermath. Instructions: You need to follow along with the PowerPoint and fill in the necessary blanks!!!. Korematsu v. United States. The court ruled that internment was constitutional because of military necessity. . Economic Trend of the time period.
Instructions: You need to follow along with the PowerPoint and fill in the necessary blanks!!!
a. Recovery from Depression “production miracle” during WWII
i. WWII required a vast amount of factory produced goods, including tanks and airplanes, clothing, and food.
ii. The factory work required large numbers of workers, which meant that womenneeded to enter the workforce to meet demand.
b. Consumerism of the 1950s
i. All of the following wealth indictors rose during the 1950s:
1. Home ownership
2. Automobile registrations
3. Family income
4. Numbers of savings accounts
ii. “American Dream”—suburbia: moving outside of city centers to places with more space. Showed wealth.
i. Many got out of poverty, but race riots.
d. African Americans on homefront:
i. Men worked for war effort as solidersTuskegee Airmen were bomber escorts who didn’t lose a man
ii. Women worked in factories
iii. Beginning of modern Civil Rights movement in an effort to desegregate the military
iv. Race Riots happened in cities throughout the USA
e. Post WWII: Truman issued Executive Order to desegregate the military
Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan: containment via economic recovery: send money to Western European countries to rebuild their countries after WWII, but only if countries allowed free elections and capitalism
NATO: a group of European nations and the USA and Canada that provided protection from the USSR (as seen in the Berlin Blockade when Soviets blocked all access to the city of Berlin, starving the people).
Brinkmanship: to show atomic superiority: build up lots of bombs and expand air force so bombs can always be dropped
McCarthyism:accusing people of communist feelings without evidence. Mostly just bullying.