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World War II #02

GA 5th Grade Common Core Social Studies Standards

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What does mobilize mean? To prepare for war
What happened to the armed forces in the United States in the 1920s and the 1930s? The armed forces got much smaller during the 1920s and 1930s.
How did factories in the United States change after we entered World War II? Factories changed from making consumer goods (clothes, cars, household goods, etc.) to making goods for war (uniforms, tanks, weapons, etc.)
Who was "Rosie the Riveter"? That was the name given to all women who got jobs during World War II.
Why were so many women and African Americans able to get jobs in factories during World War II? Because all the men who had been working in the factories were off fighting in the war.
What is a homefront? The people back home who are not fighting in the war
How did people on the homefront help during the war? Rationing goods Planting Victory Gardens Working in factories
What is a newsreel? A short news film that reports current events.
What were some of the goods that were rationed during World War II? Gasoline Rubber Coffee Sugar
What were internment camps? Temporary locations set up in the United States where Japanese Americans were sent to live during World War II
Why were people sent to internment camps in the United States? Japanese Americans were sent to live in internment camps because people were afraid they would act as spies and try to get information about America to Japan.
Created by: pattefo