Presidents and World Leaders
Important Laws and Decisions and Supreme Court Decisions
- Serviceman& Apollos Readjustment Act (G.I. Bill)- Gave benefits to Soldiers coming back from the war.
- Another bill was passed to provided scholarships and grants for colleges for soldiers this is still in effect today
- The Jim Crow Laws were started to stop segregation manly in the south.
- Hirabayashi v.s united states a presidential gave rights to exclude Japanese
Important Events of World War II
Sept. 1, 1939- WWII begins
Sept. 3, 1939- Britain and France declare war on Germany
May 10, 1940- Battle of France
June 22, 1940- France signs armistice with Germany
July 10, 1940- Oct. 31, 1940- Battle of Britain
Mar. 11, 1941- Roosevelt signs Lend-Lease Act
Dec. 7, 1941- Attack on Pearl Harbor
Dec. 8, 1941- US and Britain declare war on Japan
Dec. 11, 1941- Hitler declares war on US
June 6, 1944- D-Day
Apr. 30, 1945- Hitler commits suicide
May 8, 1945- Germany surrendersAug. 14 1945- Japan surrenders. WWII ends
Leaders of War
Living standards and lifestyle
Movies- Award Winners Actors during this era are Bing Crosby, and James Cagney. For the Actresses winners Loretta Young, Joan Crawford, and Ginger Rogers. Award winning movies Casablanca,Rebecca, The Lost Weekend, and many more. Movies in the 1940's were influenced by World War 2.
Music-Major song types are the Big Band which includes multiple people, and corners which were male vocalist alone. Music was on a down at this point, because of the war. Some went on strike and some went into the war.(The song on the slide is This Land is Your Land- Woody Guthrie)
Television- Was greatly hit by the war. It was shut down due to it, but was started back up once it was over. Television was black and white and had comedy shows, music, commentaries, and news. (The TV show is superman)
- Walt Disney- pioneer and innovator who transformed entertainment industry contributed to 1940's by his inspiration of optimism, creativity, individuality, perseverance, and imagination. He won 22 academy awards and is the creator of Disneyland and Disney World.
- Picasso- helped create an art movement known as cub is very influential even though he was not a good student Some famous artworks include: Asleep, Blue Nude, and Three Musicians
- Steinbeck- fought for workers rights and illustrated conditions of migrant workers works dealt with social and economic problems Works- “The Grapes of Wrath” “Of Mice and Men” Earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1940
- Richard Wright- wrote about discrimination and racial violence and was obsessed with Communism proved you can overcome adversity he struggled with poverty Author of “Black Boy” and “Native Son”
- Anne Frank- 13 year old Jewish girl during Holocaust who was forced into hiding and eventually caught and sent to a concentration camp kept a diary of experiences which was later found after her death