The War Of The American Home Front Essay

1189 Words Apr 20th, 2015 5 Pages
Without the American home front helping there is no way that the Allies could have won WWII. As significant to the war as it was, it also helped change some things here too. The home front helped win the war, diminish some racism issues, and develop technology and the economy. After Pearl Harbor, the country worked together across the board to make sure that we won against Japan and the rest of the Axis powers. The able men healthy enough to help the army enlisted in huge numbers. The ones left at home rationed everything that they could. They went with a little less food so that the soldiers could have more. They went with less new shoes for the family so that the soldiers could actually have shoes to fight in. They went with using less fuel so that the soldiers would have more to fight with for longer. Even scrap metal drives popped up all over the country. All of the ones who could went to work, to help manufacture the war supplies. For the first time, women and blacks were allowed actually working jobs such as electricians, ship builders, and welders. Even technology was improved upon and put to use for the home front. Before WWII, blacks were given jobs, but only low jobs such as boot polishers, and janitors. There was also racial discrimination for jobs. A black could apply for a higher job with perfect qualifications, but if a white, even one with no prior experience in that field, also wanted the job; it would normally be given to the white. During WWII, an…

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