American Homefront in World War II: Primary Sources

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The United States, eager to rescue its ministers and to assert its presence in China, sent a contingent of 2,500 sailors and marines. When, following the North Korean attack on South Korea on 25 June 1950, the UN Security Council resolved that members of the UN should proceed to the aid of South Korea. He lives on in the hearts of his countrymen. Keith Ellison (DFL-Minn.), the first American Muslim to be elected to the U. The amendment was rejected by Utah (and not subsequently ratified) on February 26, 1913. amendment 17 The eighteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the Sixty-fifth Congress, on the 18th of December, 1917, and was declared, in a proclamation of the Secretary of State, dated the 29th of January, 1919, to have been ratified by the legislatures of 36 of the 48 States.

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In France this accommodation of Germany brought down the government of Premier Joseph Caillaux, who was succeeded by Raymond Poincaré, a determined nationalist and advocate of military preparedness who quickly secured passage of an expansion of the standing army , cited: One of the primary areas of funding initially was research into mental retardation. Concerned that the United States was losing power and prestige in the race to conquer space with the Soviets following the launch of Sputnik in 1957, Congress provided further funds for education research in 1958 under terms of the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) , source: As for the country�s cities, Socialists won control during those days of Milwaukee, Schenectady, and other cities. In 1912, in fact, Socialist mayors headed 56 cities, while over 1,000 dues-paying members of the party were occupying public office in various cities and states. One Socialist, the Milwaukee leader, Victor Berger, was elected to Congress. Socialists were active in the trade-union movement , source: In work that Larry Katz and I have done using archival records from a unique state census, we found that an additional year of high school at the start of the high-school movement in 1915 added more than 12 percent to the earnings of young men (18- to 34-year-olds) The noise and pollution of the industrialized cities of the nineteenth century, as well as the presence of the working classes, made them less attractive to the elites These pledged currency stabilization and balanced budgets "as soon as practicable." Participating governments agreed to use United States help to find and put to use their nationals' dollar assets. Beneficiary nations also agreed to forego German reparations in kind if the EGA decided that the facilities would serve recovery better in Germany epub.

TABLE 36 National Income, Debt; Commodity Prices, 1939-45 National Manu- National Interest-bearing Raw factored All Corn- Income Debt Materials Goods modities ($bill) ($bffl.) (1926 = 100) 1939 72.5 34.7 70.2 80.4 77.1 1940 81.3 42. 71.9 81.6 78.6 1941 103.8 50. 83.5 89.1 87.3 1942 136.5 100.1 100.6 98.6 98.8 1943 168.3 170.1 112.1 100.1 103.1 1944 182.3 232.1 113.2 100.8 104.0 1945 182.8 256.36 116.8 101.8 105.8 IMPACTS OF WAR War's commonly disturbing social effects were increased enormously; for World War II was so much larger than anything Americans had experienced ref.: The other main area of discussion is expected to be talks on free trade around the world which would mean removing tarriffs on imports and ending subsidies in some area's. There are expected to be over 100,000 demonstrators protesting everything from Free Trade to Mr Bush's plans for new anti missile defence systems for the United States The two general circulation magazines that appealed to the largest audiences were Reader 's Digest (about 10 million) and TV Guide (about 9 million). Time and Newsweek were the leading news magazines, with 2004 weekly circulations of 4,034,272 and 3,135,476 respectively
In 1992 an African American woman, Democrat Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois, won election to the Senate, becoming the first black senator; Moseley Braun lost her reelection bid in 1998. She was a candidate for president in 2004. There were 42 African Americans in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate in the 109th Congress , source: Immigrants entering the United States who could not afford first or second-class passage came through the processing center at Ellis Island, New York. Built in 1892, the center handled some 12 million European immigrants, herding thousands of them a day through the barn-like structure during the peak years for screening , e.g. S. researchers determined that the hours white married mothers spent doing primary care tasks (e..g. and dissatisfied. just over half of mothers of children under age six were in the labor force (Collins. and many returned to work within a few weeks of childbirth. family size. 1988). unhappy , e.g. New processes and new discoveries increased the nation's command of essential minerals which the chemist could not yet reproduce artificially. In 1931, plants in Carls- bad, New Mexico, began shipping potassium salts which had been almost a German monopoly. In 1933, bromine was recovered from brine and by 1940 chemical recovery of magnesium from seawater had become a com- mercially feasible process Unlike the women of some ethnic groups who were closely supervised by their men folk, immigrant Jewish women attended lectures and political meetings alone and often discussed the issues of the day Generally it is true that those racial stocks which by common agreement are of high, if not the highest, value to the state or nation, are precisely the ones where the decline in reproduction rate has been most marked."
As a result, President Truman reorganized the Bureau and requested the resignation of Attorney Gen- eral McGrath. Conflict between Congress and President became even more evident after April 8, when, to avoid a strike by the United Steelworkers, Presi- dent Truman seized the nation's steel mills , source: During the 1920's, United States lenders abroad had tended to concentrate rather than disperse their risks. Of $15.3 billion in foreign long-term investments, government bonds (dollar loans) ac- counted for $7.2 billion while only $8 billion was in direct holdings of productive enterprises or their securities The cities housed the new light industries apparel, bever- ages, electrical goods; more important, the service industries were estab- lished here In 2000, Amtrak carried 84.1 million passengers. The most conspicuous form of transportation is the automobile, and the extent and quality of the United States road-transport system are without parallel in the world. Over 226.06 million vehicles—a record number—were registered in 2003, including more than 130.8 million passenger cars and over 95.3. commercial vehicles , cited: The data indicate that there is an enormous variation in poverty rates among immigrants from different countries. For example, the 32.5 percent poverty rate for Dominicans is more than six times that of persons from United Kingdom and five times that of immigrants from the Philippines Begun hesitantly in the French navy in the 1850s and ’60s, command technology—the collaboration of state and industry in the invention of new armaments—was widely practiced by the turn of the century, adding to the insecurity that inevitably propelled the arms races But such pictures ignored equally significant phases of urban life, its ceaseless change as yesterday's newcomers fol- lowed today's in seeking, and often achieving, the upward climb S. president Theodore Roosevelt, those who focused specifically on southern issues included the newspaper publisher Walter Hines Page, the pioneering sociological photographer Lewis Hine, and the journalist Ray Stannard Baker. Du Bois is Georgia's most distinguished example of a progressive intellectual who wed social science to the analysis of public issues Although the suffrage movement was clearly dominated by educated, white women, it became a mass movement in the 1910s when its goals were increasingly shared by working-class and African American women who had their own political agendas, which were linked to struggles of working people and which opposed racial discrimination It’s also important to recognize how these advances laid the foundation for the unprecedented growth of the 20th century, without which we would still be riding about in horse-drawn carriages and struggling to keep our kerosene lanterns lit , cited:

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