US in world war
two major events that had an effect on the United States political, social and
economic turning points are world war 2 and the cold war beside these, being
major there’s other aspects that made changes in the united states such as the
wall street and industrialisation these includes new inventions and trade, but
since I will only be addressing only two major events. Me myself I feel that the main and major events where
the world war 2 and the cold war and these events made big changes in the
political social and economic topics
entry of the United States into the
World War made changes in most of
the American lives . Men and women entered military service. The labour of war
industries caused many Americans to move
to cities and coasts where most defence plants located.
the War ended, the United States was in
better economic condition than any other country in the world. Even the deaths
suffered by Americans was worse in comparison to any other major countries
on politics started after World War Two when the Arms Race started . America was no longer alone , but a powerful
country . During the war, the American camps increased for the Japanese as
their fear spread. The “Red Scare” began and so did the hunt for
communists. As American has their own
of democracy the capitalist way
War Two had appeared to make an unprecedented threat to human living conditions
and this gave Wilson’s a vision of an international organization to keep the
peace. Organizing efforts were begun even while the war was on.
United Nations was officially established due to the vision of Wilson . Unlike
the League of Nations, the UN had the full support and leadership of the United
States. The Soviet Union and all the most significant nations of the world were
on social status changed a lot . Women
went to work and became successful . New
inventions; minorities in sports, music and drama; fashion improvements. The
other effects where the civil rights for women and this became an issue.
War Two made important changes in American lifestyle some good , others bad .
One striking change involved fashion. To conserve wool and cotton, dresses became
shorter and vests and cuffs disappeared, as did double-breasted suits, pleats,
more significant was the increase in mobility. The war set families in motion,
pulling them off of farms and out of small towns and packing them into large
urban areas. Urbanization had virtually stopped during the Depression, but the
war made the number of city dwellers increase in populationWar industries
sparked the urban growth.The war had a dramatic impact on women. The sudden
appearance of large numbers of women in uniform was easily the most visible
change. The military organized women into auxiliary units with spil uniforms.
Women also substituted for men on the home front. For the first time in
history, married working women outnumbered single working women
1941, the overwhelming majority of the nation’s African American population
still lived in the, primarily in rural areas. During the war, more than one
million blacks migrated to the North twice the number during World War I and
more than two million found work in defence industries.
Effects of economy forced women into the
workplace, this change ended the Great Depression and bankrupted Germany. After the war, money was in available and
people spent more money than the past
. The American Dollar was powerful
throughout the world. American society became more affluent in the post-war
years than most Americans could have imagined in their wildest dreams before or
during the war. Public policy, like the so-called GI Bill of Rights passed in 1944,
provided money for veterans to attend college, to purchase homes, and to buy
farms. The overall impact of such policies was almost incalculable, but it
certainly aided returning veterans to better themselves and to begin forming
families and having children in unprecedented numbers.
all Americans participated equally in these expanding life opportunities and in
the growing economic prosperity. The reality of overall economic prosperity and
the upward mobility it provided for many white Americans was not lost on those
who had largely been excluded from the full meaning of the American Dream, both
before and after the war. As a consequence, such groups as African Americans,
Hispano Americans, and American women became more aggressive in trying to win their
full freedoms and civil rights as guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence
and US Constitution during the post-war era.
post-war world also presented Americans with a number of problems and issues.
With their success against Germany and Japan in
most Americans initially viewed their place in the post-war world with
confidence. But within two years of the end of the war, new challenges and
perceived threats had arised to confidence. By 1948, a new form of
international tension had emerged Cold War between the United States and its
allies and the Soviet Union and its allies.
War Two drew America into bad activity and new ideas. Art, music and
intellectual ideas changed. Society,
politics, economy and even our culture changed and it was a permanent
change.Unfortunately, these changes were at the expense of many lives.
causes of the Cold War are clear. Western democracies had always been hostile
to the idea of a communist state. The United States had refused recognition to
the Russians for 16 years after the Bolshevik takeover. Finally, the Soviet
Union believed in communism and America in capitalism and this separated these
The rivalry was also a multifaceted affair,
one of ideology and culture and political styles. The Russia’s confrontation
was, by the mid-sixties, a highly formalized conflict, attended by vast
bureaucracies of arms-making and arms control, strategists for war-making and
strategists for coexistence, with universities and laboratories and institutes
and manufacturers all in place to sustain it. That disruption was brandished in
the demand for an end to the nuclear madness that first expanded throughout Europe and then quickly in the
United States. It found a soulmate of sorts in the new Soviet leader
history the American governments made amendments to keep their country stable
such as thein come tax amendment which was formed in 1909. Constitution gave
Congress the right to collect income tax without basing it on population. This
Amendment has been the target of a great deal of criticism over the last 100
after other amendments followed. The Eighteenth Amendment effectively
outlawed the alcohol industry. Once the
amendment was adopted, nobody could buy, sell, or manufacture alcoholic drinks;
this amendment was called Prohibition.
Twelfth Amendment changed the way the President and the Vice President were
elected. Previously, according to Article I, Section 1, Clause 3 of the
Constitution, the individual at the end of the election with the most electoral
votes became president, and the first runner up became Vice President. Well,
this logic worked excellently until the election year of 1796 when Federalist
candidate John Adams was chosen as second President of the United States, and
his rival, Thomas Jefferson, became Vice President. Due to this election
amendment good presidents and scenatorswhere elected but some made long term
changes to other nations.
this respect, Hiroshima and Nagasaki may have been the first shots of the Cold
War as well as the final shots of World War II. Regardless, the United States
remains the only nation in the world to have used a nuclear weapon on another
nation. Truman stated that his decision to drop the bomb was purely military.
This decision made long term out comes such as the radiation crisis the birth
of disabled babies.
civil rights movement was a mass popular movement to secure for African
Americans equal access to and opportunities for the basic privileges and rights
of U.S. citizenship. Although the roots of the movement got back to the 19th
century. African American men and women, along with whites, organized and led
the movement at national and local levels. They pursued their goals through
legal means, negotiations, petitions, and nonviolent protests . The civil
rights movement was largest social movement of the 20th century in the United
States. It influenced the modern women’s rights movement and the student
the mid-1960s, however, most eligible black voters in the South remained
disfranchised. Following World War Two of
African Americans initiated local efforts to exercise the right to vote
but faced strong and sometimes violent resistance from local whites.
legislation was enacted following events in Selma, Alabama. King and the SCLC
went there in February 1965, hoping to boost a languishing voting-rights drive
that had been organized by the SNCC and local blacks. After two failed
attempts, King led a march from Selma to Montgomery. Three activists lost their
lives during the Selma demonstrations, but in August 1965, President Johnson
signed the Voting Rights
this time, the activists were turning their attention to race discrimination in
the urban North and West. Many younger activists, discontented with the slow
process of change, were also becoming more militant. Most controversial were
the call for racial separatism and the principle of self-defense against white
violence 15 years after Brown, only 1 percent of the black students in the Deep
South were attending public schools with whites. After a series of legal cases
in the late 1960s, the federal courts finally dismantled segregated schools. By
this time after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968; the rise
of black militancy; and discernible gains in black employment opportunities the
civil rights movement had begun losing momentum. Observers maintain that the
movement has a mixed legacy. It produced major legislation that reformed
American society. It opened up new political, social, and economic
opportunities to blacks.
Great Depression challenged American families in major ways, placing great
economic, social, and psychological difficulties and demands upon families
.Millions of families lost their savings as numerous banks collapsed in the
Great Depression was the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. From 1931 to
1940 unemployment was at its highest it
was always in double digits. In ten years after the crisis started , more than
one in five Americans still could not find work. On the surface World War two
seems to mark the end of the Great Depression.
Depression was actually ended, and prosperity restored, by the sharp reductions
in spending, taxes and regulation at the end of World War Two True,
unemployment did decline at the start of World War Two. But that was a
statistical residue of sending millions of young American men to fight and die
in the war. Even though there were better ways to reduce unemployment.
showed a rise in GDP during the war. But
that just reflects mis-defined statistical analysis. The military guns, tanks, ships, and planes
produced and counted as showing rising GDP did not reflect improved standards
of living for working people, or anyone else.
sale prices of goods and services sold in voluntary market transactions
reflects the true value of the goods and services produced
wining of the world war improved the standards and living conditions of America
this changed their political,social and economic status. But America turned out to be a great supper power
even though they went through a lot of challenges they managed to overcome them