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1 7th Grade History Bonham Middle School 2013-2014
Texas in World War II 7th Grade History Bonham Middle School

2 Table of Contents Defining Characteristics
Boom or Bust During World War II World War II- Political Impact World War II- Economic Impact World War II- Social Impact John Nance Garner ("Cactus Jack“) Sam Rayburn

3 Defining Characteristics
Rationing Military Installations Internment camps Economy improves in Texas Large number of Texans, men and women serve in the military Industries grow – oil and gas and agriculture

4 Boom or Bust During World War II
Agricultural became more commercial and less small farms Prices have fluctuated due to weather, supply and demand

5 World War II-Political Impact
Influential powers Oveta Culp Hobby – Organized Women’s Army Corp Admiral Chester W. Nimitz – Commander of Pacific Fleet Dwight Eisenhower – Allied Commander Sam Rayburn – Speaker of the House (supported financial support for the war effort) John Nance Garner – Vice President Major military bases and airfields Over 750,000 Texans served in the war Audie Murphy – Most decorated soldier Many Texans received the Medal of Honor Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Dwight Eisenhower Oveta Culp Hobby Sam Rayburn John Nance Garner Audie Murphy

6 World War II- Economic Impact
Improved Texas economy Oil and Gas industry Lumber Agriculture Cotton Women joined the workforce

7 World War II- Social Impact
Sacrificed on the home front Rationing Migration to urban areas Desire of minorities to be integrated because of their involvement in the war effort Over 22,000 Texans died in the war

8 John Nance Garner ("Cactus Jack“)
Served as Vice President under Franklin Roosevelt ( ); he was Speaker of the House of Representatives (

9 Sam Rayburn As a longstanding member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rayburn supported regulatory legislation such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. Rayburn also pushed for building farm to market roads and providing electricity to rural areas


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