The government decided to start a propaganda campaign to get women working to help with the war. They promoted “Rosie the Riveter” as the ideal woman worker: loyal, efficient, patriotic, and pretty. (Sorensen 3) The campaign was a success because the women stepped in to take the factory jobs that the men left behind when they went off to war. The women took jobs such as making ammunition, uniforms, and air planes. They were also doing jobs such as welding, riveting and engine repair.
As seen in Document J this jobs did help to greatly lower the percentage of unemployed between 1935 and 1938. Although the work of the WPA did not completely solve the enormous problem it was certainly a move in the right direction, bringing the USA closer to the complete extermination of the unemployment problem, which was finally achieved after the second world war. This New Deal, fueled by organizations such as the WPA, completely revolutionized the role of the federal government. Coxey had advocated for actions similar to the new deal decades before but his ideas were shut down because the government had such close ties with big. However now, in such drastic times, the federal government realized that it needed to help the common people directly through providing more Jobs.
How Women Impacted WWII-Vishnu Patel Many have said that Canadian women’s contribution in WWII did lead to an allied victory. Women played a huge role and were very important in WWII. Canadian Women took part in WWII by joining the armed forces or they stayed home to raise families, crops for food and to fill the jobs that the men have left. Women weren’t allowed fighting in battle but they did many other things as well in war. After the war many women continued their career in the military force.
Introduction In the American civil war, thousands of women were involved as volunteer nurses in different military hospitals and the battle field. Although social taboos prohibited women from working outside their homes, women sought direct and convention involvement in the civil war. They focused on participating in the national struggle and pursuing career opportunities in the military rather than the traditionally confined domestic support roles. Women nurses experienced the detrimental and depressing constants of the civil war, such disease, as mutilated bodies, amputated limbs as well as death. In addition, they offered invaluable aid to the wounded and sick soldiers as well as medical authorities.
The 1920s were not such a positive time period in the US history. What made the 20s negative was farmers’ hardships, the overuse of credit, and re-rise of the KKK. American farmers were able to make profits during WWI because demand for war products was high. After the war, when everything returned to normal, demand for farm products also fell. Farms and factories that were prosperous during the war now faced difficulties to sell their products.
By 1946, unemployment was reduced to 2.5% and this was in spite of huge post war problems such as shortages of raw materials and massive war debts. One way in which the government kept almost full employment was through nationalisation where the government took control of certain industries such as iron and steel production. Under this managed economy the government could use tax to keep an industry afloat even if it faced economic difficulties. This is a controversial topic as it was unclear how significant nationalisation was in creating jobs. Above all the Marshall plan was created as an initiative to provide massive loans for post war reconstruction and both the unemployment benefit and the massive rebuilding programme helped relieve idleness.
New Deal The 1930’s was a great time of economic depression in America. In response to the Great Depression, when Roosevelt took office, he came up with a New Deal plan. The New Deal was a period of time from 1933 to 1938 intended to recover America’s economy, reform capitalism in America, and provide relief to Americans. Roosevelt’s New Deal did show great success in providing relief and recovery to the nation during the Great Depression by forming the Bank Holiday, a series of public works programs, and the National Recovery Act. Roosevelt had to provide America’s faith in the economy and government by providing relief to the people.
20th Century American History 12 August 2014 Rosie and the Propaganda This particular documentary is probably one of the best films that really shows the home front during World War II and women in particular endured during it. What really sparked my interest however was the use of propaganda during these times, and how it evolved from the beginning of the war up until when the war was over. Propaganda itself was used in a way to motivate the American people during the war to up their efforts to helping the cause and even at some points to guilt trip people into thinking they were not doing enough. Women in particular were used as a primary target of this into taking over for men in factories and other jobs while the men were fighting the
America has spent numerous amounts of money on strengthening our homeland security as well as border patrol, which have strengthened our defense but weakened our economy. Although some Americans feel much safer within our borders today, there are still many more that still have fear of those terrorists, but with all the new laws stemming from 9/11 people generally feel much safer in America than ever before. In conclusion, 9/11 has had many a huge impact in America in many ways both positive and negative. A positive impact of 9/11 is that Americans came together as one and showed they were there for one another when times got hard. A negative impact that 9/11 has had is the effect it has had on the economy and also with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Martin Cooper’s Invention of the Cell Phone Since Martin Cooper’s invention of the cellular phone in 1973, mobile communication has evolved from its initial purpose of providing the ability to communicate verbally to text messaging and access to mobile internet connectivity. The early origins of wireless communication date as far back to 1861 when J.M.C. Maxwell at King’s college in London proposed a mathematical theory of electromagnetic waves (Toni 11). The concept of the cellular phone was, at that time, merely an abstract dream. It was not until many years later in 1947, AT&T’s research arm, Bell Labs, introduced the idea of cellular communications (Web Corp.).