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America After WWII Essay

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Sadia Mahmood
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05/31/2020
Jonathan Davis
America After WWII
World War II was a turning point for most of the world and so was the case with United
States as well. It changed the future of America forever, not only politically but, also
economically and socially as well. Most of the countries were stuck in poverty and depression
and this war helped ended it globally. After the war ended every solider came back to their home
to help develop their own life. The industries that were busy in producing war equipment were
not back to normal routine and were manufacturing consumer items for daily use. People were
happy as the economy was flourishing and some of them had gathered enough wealth to upgrade
their lifestyle and move on to a better place for living. Small business was flourishing and people
were getting better chances of earning bread for their family. Politically there were many steps
that were taken to help those who were directly affected with war. Government created
initiatives for war veterans so that they could be a normal part of our society as they were before
the war. They passed the bills to help pave the way for civil societies to take place in our society
that could help those in need.
Government introduced a bill that was one of the important bill meant to provide help for
war veterans as called “GI Bill”. GI Bill was supposed to provide some extra care and helping
hand to war veterans so that they could feel compensated for their sacrifice. This bill guaranteed
them a feasible Job after the war, health insurance, free of cost medical care and education.

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Many health care institutes were created under the same initiative to support veterans. Those
out of the military took advantage of this Bill and went to college to get better jobs (Hedden,
2014). This bill provided them enough resources to start a small venture or buy their own home
so that they can spend the rest of their life with ease and earn an honest living after the war.
This not only helped veterans but also served as an economic booster. Also, this Bill was
successful in easing the difficult demobilization of millions of veterans (Schmidt, 2010). Even
after the war and such a great effort to help veterans many of the African American veterans
suffered mentally after facing problems in getting these benefits that were meant for them.
The aftermath of the war created a huge problem for African americans as well as
women. As the war ended white veterans came back to get their jobs and positions that were left
by them during war and taken by African Americans and women. This created a lot of tension
among fellow African Americans as they were left jobless or without any wage while on the
other hand women were sent home to take care of their household chores. It was socially
unacceptable for married woman to work outside the house” (Hedden, 2014, p.1). Although they
did this for a while, this triggered a movement among these citizens that were not conformed
with their “spheres of life”. These events contributed as stepping stones leading to Women and
Civil Rights movements.
Many other issues were raised that help African Americans to get better rights as they
were given before. Many of these were cases of brutalities committed by government and police
against African American citizens that heated the debate on black lives matter. For instance,
Brown v. Board of Education was a renowned case of African American parents that fought for
their daughter’s right to attend a segregated school in Topeka, Kansas. “Brown claimed that
Topeka's racial segregation violated the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause because the city's

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1 Sadia Mahmood HIS-144 05/31/2020 Jonathan Davis America After WWII World War II was a turning point for most of the world and so was the case with United States as well. It changed the future of America forever, not only politically but, also economically and socially as well. Most of the countries were stuck in poverty and depression and this war helped ended it globally. After the war ended every solider came back to their home to help develop their own life. The industries that were busy in producing war equipment were not back to normal routine and were manufacturing consumer items for daily use. People were happy as the economy was flourishing and some of them had gathered enough wealth to upgrade their lifestyle and move on to a better place for living. Small business was flourishing and people were getting better chances of earning bread for their family. Politically there were many steps that were taken to help those who were directly affected with war. Government created initiatives for war veterans so that they could be a normal part of our society as they were before the war. They passed the bills to help pave the way for civil societies to take place in our society t ...
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