The Great Depresion and World War II

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The Great Depresion and World War II

The Great Depression & World War II.


In 1931 America was sinking into the Great Depression. However changes were about to occur. When the next presidential race started people started to rally around FDR who was bringing new ideas to slove the problems of the Depression.

On December 7, 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Habor, destroying many of the important ships. Thousands died or were wounded. This is when we enter WWII.


1942 - 1944



Prohibition was a constitutional ban on the sale, production,importation, and transportation of alcohol.A few years into Prohibition bootleggers were very popular for their abillity to produce and transport alcohol.

In 1942, the US started to use interment camps for the Japense-Americans in fear that they were spies.During this time the war took on a whole new side to it. We were now worried about a attack on the home front. On September 2, 1945 the war was over. Yet the war was still on with Japan.

Prohibiton lasted from Janurary 17, 1920 to December 5, 1933. This span of 13 years angered many people. On December 5, 1933 the 18th ammendment was reapealed and in its place was put the 21st ammendment.

After we beat Hitler, Japan was still giving us problems. The only solution to a swift end would be to drop the atomic bomb.On August 9, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing thousands on impact and more later on. After the war there was great prosperityin the United States. The baby boomers were born.

The Dust Bowl was gripping the Midwest from Texas to southern parts of Nebraska.Farmers had plowed up native grasses to plant wheat. Because of the drought there were no crops to hold the soil. When the winds blew it pulled up dirt into the atmosphere. At times dirt from Kansas was found in Washington D.C.


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