Servicemens readjustment act 1944 servicemens

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Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (1944) Servicemen's Readjustment Act (1944) ... Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, this act, also known as the GI Bill, provided veterans of the Second World War funds for college education, unemployment insurance, and housing. Segregation and Civil Rights in WWII, 1941-1945 Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma (1944) a 1944 study of race relations authored by Swedish Nobel-laureate economist Gunnar Myrdal and funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. Myrdal's volume, at nearly 1,500 pages, painstakingly detailed what he saw as obstacles to full participation in American society that American Negroes faced as of the 1940s. Ralph Bunche served as Gunnar Myrdal's main researcher and writer at the start of the project in the Fall of 1938. American Women in WWII WAVES The United States Naval Reserve, A women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. It was established in 1942 by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by FDR Rosie the Riveter a cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who joined the military Marriage & Family (Juvenile Delinquency) (Doc10D) More married working women, than ever before Household chores and sick kids made women miss work more often than men Divorce rates went up from 8/1000 to 14/1000 during the war School shortages--some schools had to become industrial places Children's lives were not as stable Dads fighting in the war Moms working *note documents and be sure to check the forums on moodle*
HIST 2057-1865 to presentZevi GutfreundEmail: [email protected] Office hours: 231-D Himes: Tue and Thu 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. TA: Luke Hargroder Email: [email protected] Office hours: 318 Himes: T & Th, 9:00-10:30 a.m. and by appointment Logan Istre Email: [email protected] Office Hours: 323 Himes: M & W, 1:00-2:30 p.m. and by appointment Many kids ended up dropping out of high school Juvenile delinquency Working mothers were blamed Poverty was blamed Mexican-Americans in WWII Zoot Suit Riots (1943) (Doc10E) Zoot Suit Riots, a series of conflicts that occurred in June 1943 in Los Angeles between U.S. servicemen and Mexican American youths, the latter of whom wore outfits called zoot suits. The zoot suit consisted of a broad-shouldered drape jacket, balloon-leg trousers, and, sometimes, a flamboyant hat. Bracero Program (1942-1964) American program that had support from the Mexican government over two million migrant workers came from Mexico to the United States, on short-term contracts through the Bracero (manual labor) program. ... Dependence on Mexican labor has been a source of great opportunity as well as a great conflict for Mexicans and Americans.

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