Impact of WW2 on Great Depression
The GREAT DEPRESSION 3 D'S ACTIVITY
Characteristics: FDR had ordered 50,000 to be made for the war, by 1944 America was producing 96,000 planes a year. Metals became scarse, so plastic was made to take the place of metals. Many sacrifices were made by the people
Copper was taken out of pennies and replaced with steel; nickel was removed from nickels. War even affected fashions: To save material, men’s suits lost their pant cuffs and vests, and women painted their legs to take the place of nylons. The civilian workforce grew 20 % because of the war and America spent 350 billion dollars on the war.
Significance: The Depression was a good preparation for what was to come: Americans had learned to scrimp and preserve. The War boosted the economy for a while and got America out of the Great Depression.