US History - WWII Home Front Vocabulary
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a vegetable garden, especially a home garden, planted to increase food production during a war.
Restricting the amount of food and other goods people may buy during wartime to assure adequate supplies for the military
Short-term loans that individual citizens made to the government that finance the cost of war.
Rosie the Riveter
Advertising campaign character who encouraged women to take jobs in factories and defense plants.
Double V Campaign
The World War II-era effort of African Americans to gain "a Victory over racism and democracy at home as well as Victory abroad."
Zoot Suit Riots
A series of attacks in California during WWII, by white soldiers stationed in the city on Mexican youths because of the zoot suits they wore.
Allied troops landed at Normandy Beach to start liberating our Allies (e.g. France) from German control
Bataan Death March
Japanese troops forced about 60,000 of Americans and Filipinos to march 65 miles with little food and water, most died or were killed on the way
Japanese Internment Camps
The forcible relocation of approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans to holding facilities called "War Relocation Camps", in the wake of Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
Korematsu v. United States
A 1944 Supreme Court decision that upheld as constitutional the internment of Japanese Americans in encampments during World War II. Agreeing that internment is legal in cases of military necessity and "national security."
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