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Franklin D Roosevelt - WW-II - New Deal - Great Depression

With the United States going to war, Franklin Roosevelt was able to resolve the depression by having the United States join World War II, the feminist start working at factories, and resolve the rest of the New Deal.

How the New Deal Created Millions of Jobs To Lift the American People from Depression

Because private industry was in a state of collapse, the government had no choice but to assume major responsibility for trying to restore the shattered economy, spending countless billions in the greatest and most successful job-creating effort in American history. Its immediate task was to rescue Americans from economic chaos. In the process, it modernized the nation�s infrastructure and left a legacy of labor laws that have made workers� lives more tolerable in the 70 years since they were enacted.

The Way We Won: America's Economic Breakthrough During World War II

America's response to World War II was the most extraordinary mobilization of an idle economy in the history of the world. During the war 17 million new civilian jobs were created, industrial productivity increased by 96 percent, and corporate profits after taxes doubled. The government expenditures helped bring about the business recovery that ;had eluded the New Deal. War needs directly consumed over one-third of the output of industry, but the expanded productivity ensured a remarkable supply of consumer goods to the people as well. America was the only that saw an expansion of consumer goods despite wartime rationing. BY 1944, as a result of wage increases and overtime pay, real weekly wages before taxes in manufacturing were 50 percent higher than in 1939. The war also created entire new technologies, industries, and associated human skills.

American Women in World War II - World War II - HISTORY.com

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LibGuides: Women in the Military - WWII: Overview

Women have served in military conflicts since the American Revolution, but World War II was the first time that women served in the United States military in an official capacity. Although women traditionally were excluded from military service and their participation in the Armed Forces was not promoted at the outset of World War II, it soon became apparent that their participation was necessary to win the war. 

Beginning in December 1941, 350,000 women served in the United States Armed Forces, during WWII. They had their own branches of services, including:

The U.S. Home Front During World War II - World War II - HISTORY.com

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