hist ww1 paper - Jeff Mabry M/W 7:00pm Peoples rights in...

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Jeff Mabry M/W 7:00pm Peoples rights in the U.S. during World War II The United States of America Declared war on Japan and the Axis Powers on December 8, 1941 in retaliation to the bombing of Pearl Harbor the previous day. Japan preemptively attacked Pearl Harbor in hopes to neutralize the U.S. Pacific fleet before official war broke out. World War II had been raging for two years prior to America’s involvement. Americans had only benefited from the war by supplying nations with manufactured goods and foods. Concepts such as rationing and the draft had not been implemented upon American civilians’ until after the nation was at war. During war times a strong and efficient government is crucial, the tendency to seize certain citizens’ rights and generate others to produce a more effective nation is a common theme. World War II impacted nations around the world, either involved or observing alike. Wars affect nations as a whole, no matter the severity of the conflict. A total war such as World War II involved everything that creates a nation: Its industry, political views, culture, priorities, and the citizens themselves. Wars create instability; the nation itself fluctuates greatly as the battles do themselves. People’s rights become uncertain during these volatile times. These conflicts may be a catalyst for movements such as women rights. These rights come under fire as well such as the containment of Japanese Americans. Citizens’ rights as a whole may be altered to benefit the nation as well. The rights of U.S. citizens during World War II vary greatly from benefiting to hindering different factions or all of the population. The majority of these rights given or taken where not with the interest of the people in mind but with the interest of aiding the war effort.
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While millions of men were being drafted from between the ages of eighteen and forty- five there left an immense void in the workforce. Opportunities where plentiful and the unemployment rates plummeted. The demand for labor allowed unusual candidates the chance to move into fields initially foreign to their class. In 1941 President Theodore Roosevelt issued
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