World War II's impact On the Homefront.
"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy-The United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval air forces of the Empire of Japan.I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Empire of Japan."(1). These words set into motion more then just soldiers, planes, and battleships. They started what no other nation has the resources or determination to do. They fueled the machine that would bring us, as a county, out of the depression and into a secured position as world leaders. .
From 1929 to 1941 the economy fell to an all time low. This time period is know as Great Depression. The American dream had become a nightmare. What was once the land of opportunity was now the land of desperation. What was once the land of hope and optimism had become the land of despair. The American people were questioning what they had in there lives in America on which they had based their lives.(2) The feeling of security in your own house had melted away from people. If the government couldn't protect Pearl then how can they protect each and every one of us? .
The United States was in no condition to go to war. Rations and job shortages were on the mind of the people of the United States of America. If the government decided to enter WWII, then where would the supplies come from and who would make them. Factories, at this time, were packed with refrigerators. If the men left then who would get a job and make supplies? The women would have to, and they did. .
World War II helped the world recognize women as important people Women went out and got jobs to help support there families. They contributed in this war effort in there own way. The government told them yes you are tough enough. You can do it.