Control of the labor force, physical safety and security of civilian populations threatene... ... middle of paper ... ...ing the Great War and the lessons learned will forever affect economic, technological and psychological futures around the world. Bibliography "Propaganda Leaflets." [http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/1915/propleaf.html] Tompkins, Vincent. American Decades 1910-1919. Detroit, MI: A Manly, Inc. Book, 1996 Federal Communications Commission- Job Corps.
This continued to be the trend up until WWII, when men left the country to fight and women left rural America to fill factory jobs as their contribution to the war effort. This movement was the beginning of nationwide workplace and societal changes that have accelerated during the last half of the 20th century. The move from rural to suburban environments changed the way we did business as a nation. Where extended families resided in and supported each other in culturally defined rural settings, nuclear families found themselves alone in homogenous neighborhoods. (1) This created a demand for goods and services that were formerly provided by extended family and community members, opening up new markets and creating jobs.
Little did America know that the war was an influential tool that brought about substantial social and economic transformations, such as the end of the Great Depression, the beginning of the Women's Movement, and the start of other race movements. Despite all of these positive social and economic changes, there was still apprehension due to the Cold war. War is a powerful instrument of both social and economic change. When World War II ended in 1945, life in the United States started to return to normal. Soldiers began to come home and discover peacetime occupations.
Media and popular culture have changed daraslty over time and from country to country, but the effect it has on people’s perception of war and gender has always been strong. Media, journalism, and popular culture portrays the relationship between war and gender in their cultures ideal manifestation. This often differs from people’s individual experience of war. From a very early time media and popular culture displayed the ideas of war to the public. In world war one on the Homefront for many mothers, there was propaganda promoting child birth and supporting their sons to go off to war.
The Second World War was an event that could only be measured against the first Great War that had barely finished two decades prior. The concept of the ‘People’s War’ arose in Britain because the front line began to leak onto the home front and civilian lives were structured by the war. With the threat of attack and invasion many people accepted the policies of the government including controlled propaganda, volunteer Home Guard, evacuation and air raid shelters. Once the reality of the threat was realised and the false alarms became valid warnings, the Blitz became a part of everyday life for women, children and families of the cities. The burden of war had fallen onto the population of Britain and they were to unite once they found a collective national identity.
In the nineteenth century, manufacturing was the most important factor because it brought about industrialization. The expansion of both economic and technological advances also brought about the changes in American society. The growth and eventual dominance of market capitalism in the United States changed the lives of all Americans fundamentally. The Market Revolution and the rise of market capitalism influenced the working class because of new inventions, like the cotton gin, and it encouraged farmers to raise more cotton in the South, and brought people in the North greater opportunities in the work field. With distant but profitable markets now attainable, farmers and manufactures now produced for the market rather than for their own personal consumption.
In 1866, with the American Civil War fresh in memory, workers desired a simpler way of life after the radical change in American culture. Many labor organizations, known as "brotherhoods", existed previously to the split of the Union but did not become organized until after the reunification. The first of them, The National Labor Union, became organized with over 650,000 workers by the early 1870's and called for steady wages and respect for its laborers. The National Labor Union also paved the way for several other famous organizations such as The Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor. Organized labor brought about new opportunities for workers, granting both the skilled and unskilled chances for work.
Everything has changed, from the way leftover dinner scraps are saved to the way people dress today. Conservation, invention, and advancements that took place during World War II have shaped and affected lives around the world. Although most inventions during that time were made specifically for the war, they managed to find their way into mainstream life (Science). Like an infectious disease, technological advancements boomed and became contagious, spreading around the world. World War II has advanced technology, science, math, and medicine; and it has affected the lives of people now and in the 1940s more than any other war fought.
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