A Changing Society, A Modern World
by Wyatt Monhollon
WWII Veterans from Kansas
The War Economy
- With most of the men over seas fighting the war, it somewhat helped get rid of the Great Depression. This opened up a lot of job opportunities for women.
- Farmers also grew wheat, corn, soybeans, potatoes, peas, beans, and peanuts to help with the war effort, so they benefited, too. Rosie the Riveter was propaganda to hire women for jobs usually for men.
Winning the War at Home
- War bonds were encouraged to sell by the government for the money to support the armies.
- Clothing changed because more clothing meant more money to spend, so clothing companies stared making clothes with less fabric so more of it could be used for soldiers. This meant shorter skirts for women.