How Far Do You Agree That the Impact of World War Ii Was the Main Reason Why the Position of African Americans Improved in the Years 1945-1953?

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HOW FAR DO YOU AGREE THAT THE IMPACT OF WORLD WAR II WAS THE MAIN REASON WHY THE POSITION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IMPROVED IN THE YEARS 1945-1953? There were many factors that led to the change in position of African Americans within the years 1945-53 but the most important of these was the impact of the Second World War as it helped advance the position of Black Americans in society in a number of ways. However, other factors such as the Civil Rights activism seen through the 40’s along with the Supreme Court’s rulings and also Truman’s Presidency helped the advancement of Black Americans. The position of African Americans in 1945 was absolutely appalling. African Americans in the South suffered more because in all aspects of life, they were seen as ‘inferiority enshrined’ citizens when compared with White Americas. Although conditions were slightly better for Blacks in the North, they still suffered ‘de facto’ segregation. By 1953, the position of African Americans improved drastically! Many aspects of life including some form of desegregated education and desegregated access to some public areas were now available to Black Americans across American. Probably the most significant impact caused by World War II in advancing Civil Right for Blacks was revealing the horrors that could be caused if racism ‘went on too far’ because this sudden realisation caused many White Americans to begin opposing all racism at all circumstances. Revealing that Hitler exterminated over six million Jews due to their race caused many people to think twice about their racist attitudes. World War II also gave Blacks more self esteem and confidence. Black soldiers were appalled to know they were fighting a racist opponent yet being treated as second hand citizens and receiving prejudice treatment back home, so the ‘Double V’ campaign was launched to gain victory against overseas
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