How did WWII affect the American economy in the following areas: Women Urbanization Minority employment GI Bill Rationing childcare
Women went to work in factories Urbanization, people moved to cities for work in factories Minority employment, people went to work in factories GI Bill helped returning veterans gain college education & low cost mortgages Rationing helped conserve resources for the war effect Women were forced to rely on family members & friends for childcare. Those who were old enough worked
What contribution did the following TN areas make in WWII: Camp Forest Memphis Manufacturing Firms Chattanooga war production plants Knoxville’s TVA Alcoa Kingsport's Eastman Explosive Plant
Camp Forest- Tullahoma, TN, training camp for WWII Memphis Manufacturing Firms- War production, produced bombs Chattanooga war production plants- produced army ammunition during WWII (TNT) Knoxville’s TVA- Powered Oak Ridge Alcoa- manufactured aluminum for Manhattan Project Kingsport’s Eastman Explosive Plant- Holston Ammunition owned by Eastman Kodak (manufactured explosives)
What differences did the victorious Allied Powers have after WWII?
Philosophical differences about governing (Communism v. Democracy)
What social inequalities existed in America after WWII?
Civil Rights TN Senator voted against Civil Rights Reserved position and voted for Opposed Vietnam War
Identify changes in the music industry brought about TN’s influence Grand Ole Opry WSM Nashville Music Publishing Memphis Sun Studio Elvis Presley
Grand Ole Opry- Saturday night radio program (1925-present) Wsm- Country music station (1923-present). It popularized country music Nashville Music Publishing- started shift from New York to Nashville which led to country & western records Memphis Sun Studio- 1950’s recording studio. 1 st single “Rocket 88”. 1 st recorded Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley- the King. Rock & Roll/ Blues No. 1 seller