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Please discuss the impact of world war II on various aspects of US societyOn December...

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cjones0333 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted August 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM via web

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Please discuss the impact of world war II on various aspects of US societyOn December 7, 1941 Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This thrust America into World War II, and for the next four years it dominated nearly every aspect of American life. Select one of the following main issues—gender, race, ethnicity, technology, politics—and discuss the ways that World War II shaped that issue. Analyze the positive and/or negative consequences of the selected issue in relationship to WWII. Identify the long-term effects of the selected issue, including the impact on present-day society.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 14, 2012 at 5:02 PM (Answer #2)

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One thing that this war clearly impacted was gender relations.  During the war, of course, women moved into roles that had previously been reserved for men.  After the war, however, men returned and women were generally expected to return to the roles they had played before the war.  This can be seen as one cause of the discontent that arose among many women later in the '50s and beyond.

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mwalter822 | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted August 15, 2012 at 12:50 AM (Answer #3)

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Following World War II the United States was involved in rebuilding Europe and standing as the alternative to communism and the influence of the Soviet Union. From here we became in involved in the affairs of many other countries. As a superpower, we attempted to influence movements and events all over the world. In some cases this worked well (NATO), in others it was disastrous (Iran--we supported the Shah, who was overthrown).

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM (Answer #4)

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The Baby Boomer generation is still impacting America today.  There are more baby boomers getting older and retiring.  They have driven consumer trends since they were born.  Why do you think there are so many erectile dysfunction and menopause commercials?  They are going to need more health care and put a strain on the social security system.

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