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U.S. History

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Transcript of U.S. History

Movement of People at Home Harry Truman: Racism leads to Violence Japanese Relocation Japan War Vammon :) BY: Laken:) Great Migration
Areas near the Mexican border have received millions of immigrants since the 1960s. By 1990, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio were among the ten largest cities in the United States. During the 1990s the fastest growing cities in the United States were in the Sun Belt Attracted by the relative lack of labor unions and the prospect of cheaper labor than was generally available in the north, manufacturers began to locate in the Southeast in significant numbers after World War II; aerospace firms and defense contractors were drawn to the vicinity of military bases in S California and throughout the Southwest. Although overall the expansion of the Sun Belt's economy in recent decades has been dramatic, the distribution of the region's prosperity has been uneven; of the 25 metropolitan areas with the lowest per capita income in 1990, 23 were in the Sun Belt. The Great Migration, or the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West from 1916 to 1970, had a huge impact on urban life in the United States. Driven from their homes by unsatisfactory economic opportunities and harsh segregationist laws, many African americans headed north, where they took advantage of the need for industrial workers that first arose during the First World War. As Chicago, New York and other cities saw their black populations expand exponentially, migrants were forced to deal with poor working conditions and competition for living space, as well as widespread racism and prejudice. During the Great Migration, many African Americans began to build a new place for themselves in public life, attacking their economic, political and social challenges and creating a new black urban culture that would exert enormous influence in the decades to come. (www.history.com/topics/great-migration) The occupation of Japan by the Allied Powers started in August 1945 and ended in April 1952. General MacArthur was its first Supreme Commander. In December 1941, Japan joined the Axis, attacked the United States and European territories in the Pacific Ocean, and quickly conquered much of the Western Pacific.. With an invasion of the Japanese archipelago imminent, and the Soviet Union having declared war on Japan by invading Manchuria, Japan surrendered on 15 August 1945, ending the war in Asia and cementing the total victory of the Allies over the Axis. A valid generalization that can be made from the info on the map is F.) more=
Americans migrated in the 1940s than in thirtys=20
G.)few Americans migrated in the 1940s then 1930s
H.) more people moved from west to south than from west to north
J the population of the west grew during 1940s=20
Question on pg.TN32 #34=20 Pg.528 #14=20
Most of the relocation camps were located in what region of the US ?=20
A.) west=20
B.)southeast=20
C.) Deep South=20
D.) Midwest=20
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