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minorities on homefront

ww2
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ismael sarabia

on 7 February 2013

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Images from Shutterstock.com Where are the women??? Women joined the workforce to replace men who had joined the army.
The government did what they could to encourage women to become workers.
They said that by them working back at home they'd be helping the men at war.
Rosie the riveter (on image to the right) became a symbol for women laboring in manufacturing. Minorities Many minorities stayed home and had to do other work.
There were thousands of immigrants that emigrated to the united states to work on farms.
Farmers needed help because the demand increased significantly.
The U.S. agreed with Mexico to the Braceros Program to bring over 290,000 men to work on the farms. All the people benefited from working in some way.
Some women were dying to get out of the house and help.
They made money and felt good about it.
It was also weird for everyone, it was new and something they weren't used to doing. The Benefits Women were able to serve in noncombat positions in the military and in factories at home because...
A.) There were not enough men to fill the positions.
B.) No one else wanted the jobs.
C.) People realized it was unfair to keep them out.
D.) Women organized, as they did to win the vote. Women and Minorities on the Homefront By: Jenny Mendez, Helan Osman,
& Ismael Sarabia Women in defense plants Many women were working in plants building war vehicles and weapons.
This type of job became famous for women because they wanted to support their husbands back in war. African Americans also wanted to work in the war. They did whatever they could to help. They thought that by helping fight that they'd get some type of recognition. They were still being discriminated in the army. African Americans Randolph was an African American civil rights leader. And part of the Labor Movement.

The executive order of 8802 was signed by president Franklin D. Roosevelt and it prohibited racial discrimination in the National Defense industry. A. Phillip Randolph & 8802 How did the war change the status of African Americans in American soviety????????????
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