Kathleen's personal timeline, a place to collect and share things from Kathleen's life.
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Last updated: 07/22/10 at 06:35 AM
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24% of women had joined the work force; most were excited to leave boring domestic lives
One third of American women had joined the labor force: Women’s Army Corps (WAC), Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVE), and factory Jobs.
Arkansas and Florida issued the “wave of the right–to –work” legislation, which called all business leaders to give their employees the right to be a part of a union.
Smith v. Allwright, Supreme Court took down Texas’s whites-only primary portraying that Democratic primaries were part of the election process and subject to 15th Amendment. Led to Black greater political participation
Farmers could set higher food prices which reinforced the workers, and increased the public demand for higher wages
Off duty soldiers and sailors and white citizens ran through Los Angeles assualting Latinos, Blacks, and Filipinos
Congress passed the Smith–Connally War Labor Dispute Act, which gave the Federal Government authority to seize plants that seemed useful to war effort
Mexico agreed to provide seasonal farmworkers in exchange for promise by the US government not to draft them into military service. 200,000 Mexican farmworkers entered western US
Congress authorizes FDR’s Office of Price Administration, which authorized a set price of food and home goods
German U-boats appeared off the shores and attacked coastal ships. Almost 400 americans ships were lost.
Southern conservatives dismantled New Deal programs such as; National Youth Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, and Farm Security Administration.
Roosevelt asks public to show support for war effort by growing “victory gardens” and donating any extra scrap rubber
The Japanese commander Isoroku Yamamoto led his fleet toward Midway thinking it would be an easy victory, but the Americans broke the Japanese naval code and knew their plan. The Japanese ended up severely damaging American installations but lost one thrid of their planes, and 5 japanese carriers. This battle was the turning point in the Pacific War proving that aircraft carriers would decide the conflict.
American forces stopped a Japanese fleet that was transporting troops, and sank one Japanese aircraft carrier, damaged another, and desroyed other smaller ships. This battle resulted in many Ameridcan deaths but the plans that the Japanese had to capture Australia were thwarted
The Japanese forces take over Rangoon which is located in Burma. This cut off the Burma road which was the main supply route for China.
removal and confinement of Japanese Americans. More than 100,000 people removed from homes and businesses. People were Forced to sell farms and businesses at great losses also resulting in the Loss of freedom and property
During the time following Pearl Harbor,The Japanese captured 6 of the Allied outposts: Guam, Wake Island, the Gilbert Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Java
A. Phillip Randolph, head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, organized march on Washington movement to demand end racial discrimination in defense industries. Later called off march for an executive order prohibiting racial discrimination in companies that received federal defense contracts
Time of migration for many immigrants and African Americans to find work, and a period of growth in urban country
Blacks assigned to segregated units, officer-candidate school for blacks, separate military flight school in Tuskegee, Alabama trained 600 black pilots