Chapter 17: The United States in World War II
Section 4: The Home Front pp. 590-595

Name____________________________

Main Idea:

After World War II, Americans adjusted to new economic opportunities and harsh social tensions.

Objectives:

  • Describe the economic and social changes that shaped American life during World War II
  • Summarize both the opportunities and discrimination African Americans and other minorities experienced during the war.

People, places and terms:

GI Bill of Rights

 

James Farmer

 

Congress of Racial Equality(CORE)

 

Internment

 

Japanese American Citizens League( JACL)

Questions:

How did World War II cause the U.S. population to shift?

 

How did the war affect families and personal lives?

 

What caused the race riots in the 1940s?

 

Why did President Roosevlt order the internment of Japanese Americans?

 

 

List the advancesand problems in the economy and in civil rights during World War II

 
Advances
Problems

Economy

 

   

Civil Rights