Essay on Key Terms

Submitted By bella12495
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Captain America:
Character created by Marvel Comics; by Jacob Kurtzberg (son of Jewish immigrants) and Joe Simon in 1941 Steve Rogers, his civilian name, started out as a misfit for military service but got transformed from scientists to an American super soldier full of muscle and a costume of the colors red, white, and blue
He was dedicated to protecting a peaceful America from ruthless war and attracted the imagination of readers
Every month during WW2, Captain America comics sold a million copies
Showed how vital the comic book industry was to popular culture and the public, demonstrating patriotism in a time of need Life:
A magazine, published by Henry Luce, that soared in popularity between 1940-1948, achieving a balance of wartime messages and entertainment
Photographers for Life documented the war while stories about show business and 10.0……..everyday occurrences stood right next to them…….
Covered the war and images of its destruction with more tenacity and focus than 04any other magazine
Highly pro-American and backed the war effort Played a significant role in unifying and defining the United States and its values
With millions of copies sold each week, it spread the spirit of cooperation & patriotism to families across the nation, who couldn’t necessarily participate in the war but could still support the soldiers in it Las Vegas:
In 1931, as the depression settled in across the nation, Nevada legislators had sought to attract outside money by reducing the waiting period for divorces to 6 weeks and legalizing gambling
Local workers and military people started to pour into the bars and casinos in the small downtown area
Mobster Meyer Lansky, who came from poverty in New York but worked his way to the top, turned Las Vegas into a gambling paradise and mob center, owning almost every joint
Through assisting the government with mob contacts, Lansky was able to acquire virtual immunity from agencies like the FBI when building Las Vegas
It attracted tourists because of its risqué scene and gambling, while also providing a sense of remoteness and escape
Public had the desire for risky but harmless fun, and hints of danger with dreams of instant wealth
It’s significant role as a place of fresh start, opportunity and freedom attracted the imagination of the public – especially during the hard times of WW2

The Fighting Sullivans:
Directed by Lloyd Bacon in 1944, a film salute to five Irish American brothers who died together when their ship went down fighting the Japanese in real life, the Sullivans had grown up in a devout Christian family in Iowa the film treatment to their lives was tearfully sentimental emphasizing that they were proud of their family and American roots, and that they always stuck together many plot devices were used in the film; the younger brother was also shown trying to catch up with the older brothers, and the brothers used to always get on top of a water tower to wave goodbye to their dad, a train conductor at the end of the film, their father nostalgically remembers how they used to wave bye to him, and portrays the brothers running in the clouds, with the little brother trailing behind them the film increased patriotism within the public for the soldiers overseas in the war

The House I Live In: an award-winning song from young Frank Sinatra (1945) the song welcomed people from all races and religions, people who were willing to sacrifice themselves for their country - depicted a tolerant and inclusive nation
Sinatra grew up in a working-class neighborhood in New Jersey and dropped out of high school and decided to pursue music with his sexy, emotion-filled voice and heartfelt passion, he attracted audiences across the nation while also sending the message that people accept all races in 1945, Hollywood made the short film The House I Live In (in which Frank Sinatra sang the title song) and won an academy award opposing Nazis and racial prejudice…