Home Front Experiences during the Second World War What were the home-front experiences of the following groups during the Second World War? (Women, African Americans, Japanese Americans, Jewish Americans & Mexican Americans) source:
ushistory.org. “The American Homefront.” Ushistory.org, Independence Hall Association, http://www.ushistory.org/us/51b.asp.
After December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the U.S. was thrust into World War II (1939-45), and everyday life across the country was dramatically altered. Food, gas, and clothing were rationed.
Communities conducted scrap metal drives. To help build the armaments necessary to win the war, women found employment as electricians, welders, and riveters in defense plants.
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