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America following the Atlantic Charter

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The home front during World War Two was initially based on the Atlantic CHarter that would be followed by the US and also England. This Charter was designed in order to keep the worlds superpowers “clean” and only fight the war to help the Axis powers from running the world into a communist and dictatorial government, with also the extinction of some religious and ethnic groups such as the Jewish, and the Africans. The Charter was a very good and strong base that the US and England tried to follow. The Only problem was that with desperate times desperate measures have to be placed. The US home front had a very hard time following the Charter, these were caused by the internment camps that violate the charter by relocating people, the zoot suit riots by latinos wearing excessive clothing, and the four freedoms that did not advance the US social welfare. The United States followed the Atlantic Charter as well as they could but in desperate times, desperate measures need to be placed. Interment in the US was done to put all Japanese people in place so that just in case that would not fight with the Japanese empire. This was done through executive order 9066, with order was send from the president that states that japanese people can be intered. “Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of War, and the Military Commanders whom he may from time to time designate, whenever he or any designated Commander deems such action necessary or desirable, to prescribe military areas in such places and of such extent as he or the appropriate Military Commander may determine, from which any or all persons may b... ... middle of paper ... ...f human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.” Randolph was exactly following some of the main points of the Atlantic Charter since he believed in a much higher social relation, exactly what the Atlantic Charter says. He was a great example of a man that carried out the message that the Atlantic charter was saying. Throughout his fight he worked very hard to make the rights of blacks and whites the same. He looked at the Four freedoms that the war would bring. In most paintings of the Four freedoms either for propaganda or to illustrate them it is only whites and not a single black person in each of the freedoms. He tried to convince that the freedoms are meant for not only the whites but also the blacks. A. Philip. Randolph was a well known man that followed the Atlantic charter and also made the segregation of blacks and whites the same.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the home front during world war two was based on the atlantic charter that would be followed by the us and england.
  • Explains how executive order 9066 put all japanese people in place so that just in case that would not fight with the japanese empire.
  • Explains that the zoot suit riots started with teenage rebellion, immigration, and world war ii conflicts between law enforcement and latinos.
  • Analyzes how the riots affected the mentality of the latinos living in the united states. the zoot suits did not follow the atlantic charter since it didn't provide an advancement in social welfare.
  • Describes a. philip randolph as an african-american activist who followed the atlantic charter and made the segregation of blacks and whites the same.
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