35 Impact of WWII on Americans
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War Production Board (WPB)
Had the task of converting the economy from civilian to military production (automobile factories switched to producing aircraft, etc); 1942
Executive Order 9066
authorized the internment of tens of thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan primarily those located on the western coast of the US; February 19, 1942,
Korematsu v. US
1944 Supreme Court case where the Supreme Court upheld the order providing for the relocation of Japanese Americans. In 1988 Congress formally apologized and agreed to pay $20,000 to each survivor
Women's Army Corps (WAC)
A women's unit of the military, established in 1942. Enlisted women for non-combat duties like nurses, cartography clerks, and secretaries
Double V Campaign
The World War II-era effort of black Americans to gain "a Victory over racism at home as well as Victory abroad."
all black unit of fighter pilots, rained in Tuskegee, Alabama; won many awards for bravery and never lost a single bomber to enemy action
War Refugee Board
Federal agency created in 1944 to try to help people threatened with murder by the Nazis
Zoot Suit Riots
US military members attacked Mexicans in ong baggy suits and Mexicans were blamed for instigating the fighting in 1943 in California
a system of allocating scarce goods and services using criteria other than price
gross domestic product GDP
The total output of all economic activity in the nation, including goods and services.
Government regulation of the maximum prices that can be charged and wages that can be paid
term used for American soldiers in World War II, derived from the term "Government Issue" because everything they had was issued by the government
the detention centers where Japanese Americans were moved to and confined during WWII
in World War II, the nations of Germany, Italy, and Japan, which had formed an alliance in 1936.
Britain, USSR, United States, China, the French resistance as well as 45 other countries that opposed the Axis powers in World War II
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