World War One and World War Two were both two major wars that significantly changed how the world is today. World War One began to modernize how militaries fought wars; however, World War Two changed the world completely, especially in America. World War Two gave way to civil rights movements, women independence, and increased weapon power. The war allowed African Americans to fight on the fronts alongside the white troops overseas, which sparked the Civil Rights Movement when they returned home to segregation. The women stepped up for the absent males overseas and emerged themselves into the factories to help make supplies and weapons for the war. The new weapons used on the front lines were improved from previous wars and were more accurate and deadly. The use of airplanes and atomic bombs significantly changed the war and altered how the militaries fought from previous wars.
At the start of WWII, African Americans rarely served in the segregated military. Men and women both helped with war efforts with military involvement and volunteer work. They were mistreated and most were given service jobs instead of being placed in combat units.
In 1941, less than 4,000 African Americans served in the military, due to the unfair treatment and segregation the soldiers faced. The first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, said: "The nation cannot expect the colored people to feel that the U.S. is worth defending if they continue to be treated as they are treated now” (“Turning”). This was important because the African Americans were being deprived of their civil rights, yet they still supported The United States during the war. With the draft, many blacks were able to enlist and bring themselves out of poverty. The draf...
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...c bomb showed the world how big of a threat the United States is, especially to Russia which was another big nation at the time. The atomic bomb created terror and panic in everyone’s eyes with the fear of mass obliteration.
World War Two had many new aspects that made it a very important war, even more so than World War One. African Americans helped fight on the battlefield and returned home in hopes of more equal rights and equality. The women were a huge part in replacing the men at war in their factory jobs and make the supplies and weapons needed to sustain the war. The weapons used in other wars became more deadly and powerful, and the use of airplanes and the new atomic bomb dramatically changed how nations look at war. This World War showed all the nations that mass destruction is possible and that countries will do anything possible to advance in the war.
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