African-Americans, Women and Twentieth Century America Essay by RightRiters

African-Americans, Women and Twentieth Century America
A discussion of the impact of the New Deal, the Great Depression and World War II on African Americans and women.
# 23706 | 1,177 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US


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This paper examines how The New Deal, the Great Depression and World War II had an immense impact on American history and the socio-economic status of African Americans and women in particular. It shows how the New Deal allowed America to pick itself up by the bootstraps and recover from the Great Depression and how African-Americans benefited from the acts as jobs were created for all levels of society. It also describes how World War II improved the position of the role of women in the workforce and how African-Americans became involved in professions that were before only white professions due to the shortage of labor. It also looks at the Great Society and the War on Poverty and how Johnson sought civil rights for African-Americans while at the same time seeking job rights and better wages for the poor in general.

From the Paper:

"World War II, though, had the hugest impact on both African Americans and women. Suddenly, the economy was back on its feet, with millions of dollars being devoted to plans such as Lend-Lease to help the British out. And then after Pearl Harbor, American spending truly reached a peak. The New Deal set the stage for the economy's recovery after the Great Depression, but World War II actually revived the economy. Suddenly, the role of women in the workforce was paramount. With men away at war, women had to do all the work " including building warships, for instance " that men previously did. "

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African-Americans, Women and Twentieth Century America (2003, April 16) Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/essay/african-americans-women-and-twentieth-century-america-23706/

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"African-Americans, Women and Twentieth Century America" 16 April 2003. Web. 18 September. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/essay/african-americans-women-and-twentieth-century-america-23706/>

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