Religion In The 1940's

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The 1940’s The 1940’s was an era of prosperity. During the 1940’s society, was impacted and influenced by the events that occurred during this decade. Literature became more thoughtful and authors began to write about the brutality of the war and giving hope to the American people. The inventions of this decade made life simpler for American citizens and made it a more enjoyable one. The economy was just recovering from the great Depression. Politics was one of the main reasons why WWII started. In the 1940’s the society was very different from our own. Not a lot of technological advances were made but the war had an immense impact on people’s lives. The youth culture had declined during the Great Depression, but then in 1945 it reemerged.…show more content…
At the end of WWI in 19945, American churches saw an increase in church-goers. There three major religious groups in the United States by the 1940’s which included: Catholics, Protestants, and Jewish. To many people attending church was a lifestyle choice rather than a sign of religious belief. If you attended church you were someone who could be trusted and marked down as a non-communist. The war had an impact on what people believed and it also had an effect on their choice of lifestyle including their fashion style. During the war, the designers stuck to national pride. Women served in the military as nurses, clerical workers, pilots, and coast-guard recruits. They worked in the war industry and wore the same cloths as men. Women outside of the war industry wore fuller long skirts with a “wasp” waistline. They also wore full collars and sleeves and sloping shoulder lines, and padded bras to emphasize feminine shape. Males wore flannel suits which marked the rise to corporate America in the post world. During the 1940’s there was many authors that created lots of interesting tales about their time period and what was yet to come in the future. Williams Saroyan’s Human Comedy, written during WWII gave hope to American people. Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Toll’s, which showed the brutality of the…show more content…
More inventions came about from 1947 to 1949. In 1947, Elmer’s Glue-all was introduced in the United States. In that same year, mobile phones were first invented but were not commercially sold until 1983. In 1948, the first long-playing phonograph was introduced by Columbia Records. Bell Laboratories invented the transistor. Edwin Land invented the Polaroid Land camera selling for $89.75. Holography, a technique that created three-dimensional images, was created by Dennis Gabor. In 1949 Physicist Harold Lyons built the first atomic clock which was accurate to within a few seconds over fifty years. In this same year cake mix was

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