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B.Postwar: 1.Nuremberg War trials: an international tribunal representing 23 nations tried Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg, Germany; eventually nearly.

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1 B.Postwar: 1.Nuremberg War trials: an international tribunal representing 23 nations tried Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg, Germany; eventually nearly 200 Nazis were found guilty of war crimes; for the first time in history, a nation’s leaders had been held legally responsible for their actions during wartime. 2.the occupation of Japan: U.S. occupied Japan for 6 years under Gen. Douglas MacArthur; officials arrests and put on trial; reformed the Japanese economy by introducing free market practices; introduced a new constitution including women’s suffrage and civil right; to this day, their constitution is know as the MacArthur Constitution. :

2 C.In America 1.Farmers: benefited from good weather, improvements in farm machinery, and increases in crop prices 2.women: opened traditional male employment to women, 6 million of whom entered the workforce for the first time 3.veterans: GI Bill of Rights, which provided education and training for veterans to be paid by the U.S. government; also provided loan guarantees to veterans buying homes or farms or starting businesses:

3 4.African-Americans: distinguished themselves in combat a.the Buffaloes: 92 nd Infantry in six months of fighting earned 7 Legion of Merits awards, 64 Silver Stars, and 162 Bronze stars b.the Tuskegee Airman: the 99 th Fighter Squadron, won two Distinguished Unit Citations for outstanding aerial combat against the German Luftwaffe c.at home: 1.moved into skilled or semiskilled positions (from 16 to 30 percent) 2.CORE: Congress of Racial Equality: an interracial organization founded by James Farmer; staged its first sit-in in a segregated Chicago restaurant in Detroit, June 1943: three days of rioting fueled by false rumors that whites had murdered a black woman and her child and that black rioters had killed 17 whites; Roosevelt had to send federal troops to restore order; 34 people died. 4.many communities formed committees to improve race relations

4 5.Mexican Americans: also earned prestige for combat (Company E of the 141 st Regiment, 36 th Division); Zoot Suit riots occurred in summer 1943 in Los Angeles 6.Japanese Americans: distinguished themselves in battle, the all-Nisei 442 nd Regimental Combat Team becoming the most decorated unit of the war a.Korematsu v. united States (1944): The Supreme Court ruled that the gov’t’s policy of evacuating Japanese Americans to camps was justified on the basis of “military necessity” b.Japanese American Citizens League (JACL): pushed for compensation and in 1965 Congress authorized the spending of $38 million; in 1990, each given $20,000

5 Works Cited “Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942.” Department of the Navy. 11 March Online. Internet. Accessed on 27 March Available at i-pac/misc-42/dooltl.htm. i-pac/misc-42/dooltl.htm


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