Lecture 8

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April 16, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 8 A Good War? Good War At the conclusion of the war, Fascism and Nazism had been defeated and democracy prevailed The US was not the richest and most powerful world nation (period of prosperity) Unity of the people of all races and sex everyone worked together Rejuvenation of the American spirits People bought bonds, accepted the price changes, had victory gardens, and conserved Conserving allowed the US to produce ships and planes victory People made sacrifices for the good of society as a whole The war put many displaced people (Okies) to work Not So Good War Henry Ford was in charge of making boats and planes = more big business power The armies were segregated blacks did not get medals Race riots occurred Women had to leave their jobs once the men came back from war Civil Liberties Japanese internments = the biggest civil liberty violation other than slavery The Japanese made up .1% of the population, but were discriminated against The Immigration Act of 1944 prohibited the Japanese people in America from being citizens (affected 1/3 of them) Most Japanese lived on the West Coast as fishermen, farmers, domestic servants eventually displaced The Japanese-American Community at the Time of Pearl Harbor From Calm to Hysteria The Japanese pledged their loyalty to the US
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