By: Jacob Harter
Presidents and World Leaders
Franklin D. Roosevelt- President of the U.S.
Became President of U.S. on March 4, 1993
Harry S. Truman- President of the U.S
Became President of U.S. in 1945 due to the sudden death of FDR
Edouard Daladier- Prime Minister of France
Became P.M. of France on 31 Jan and 26 Oct 1933
Joseph Stalin- Dictator of USSR
Was the leader since 1924 until his death in 1953
Winston Churchill- Prime Min. of UK
Became Prime Minister from 1940- 1945
Laws and Important Decisions/ Supreme Court Decisions
Jim Crow laws were laws that were used for, segregation of the blacks and the whites. This law was dismantled in the late 1940s.
Hirabayashi vs. United States, was a court decision that made Japanese Americans become relocated and seen as threats to the U.S. for spying and telling Japan.
We sent the first rockets into space ,but they didn't reach very high altitudes before exploding, but luckily there were only fruit flies and a handful of monkeys sent in them.
Cost/ Standard of living
Standards of living were very different then they were now, many things existed then that don't now such as the great depression. WWII was also fought very differently than we fight wars now. Then things started to look for the better, when unemployment reached a low 1.2% of Americans.
Some songs; This Land Is Your Land, by Woody Guthrie, Boogie Chillen, John Lee Hooker, and Blue Moon of Kentuckey, by Bill Moore.
Some Movies included; The Great Dictator, Casablanca, and To Be Or Not To Be.
Lifestyle/ Famous People
The lifestyle during the 1940's was something of difference, the women wore slacks, like the men had worn because it was easier and better to work in than a dress. The wore was going on so people tried rationing to give food and money to the military , by buying war bonds.
Clothes had also become more colorful and vibrant.