How Did Ww2 Changed America

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After entering a Second World War, America went through several changes as a nation. They changed economically and socially. Their relationships with other countries improved as well as deteriorated. After the First World War, America’s stock market crashed, sending them into the Great Depression. People across the nation were left unemployed with no income. Industrial leaps by the New Deal and WWII changed and decreased all of prewar issues almost entirely (621-623). Industries boomed in order to keep up with war costs, creating more jobs. More jobs were also created through and because of the military. Men and women who fought in the war were employed through the military, and others were employed because of job openings due to those fighting. …show more content…
Racial equality with American Americans was a concerning issue (625). The need for employment in industrial cities caused many African Americans to migrate out of the South. The migration created better conditions for African Americans but also tensions as riots took place in many cities. But, organizations were created to help efforts in racial equality. For example, the CORE organized “Freedom Rides”. The rides were supposed to help desegregate buses, but many attempts failed. The military also slowly started to integrate African Americans within the forces. Normally they were only allowed to do small jobs, but, by the end of the war, there was a huge increase of black service men, allowing them to serve more with whites and not just within their race. Women and children also went through changes socially (628-629). Women took the jobs of men in workplaces when they went off to war, which increased their workforce numbers by 60%. Jobs were organized by gender and race, but many women took jobs classified for men. Raised numbers of women employment were able to lessen some prejudice Americans. Many jobs for women were not in factories though. It was mainly clerical jobs, even those in the military. Many women, when they went to work, were left without child care. This raised rates of juvenile crime such as car theft and vandalism. Many teenagers, though, were sent to work