Question: What types of military installations were located in Texas during World War II? Describe two….
Answer: Army base – Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas Internment camps – (Latin Americans and California Japanese)- Kenedy, Texas
Impact on Texas Today Political leaders from Texas still hold high ranking positions in the government and the military. Since WWII there have been three presidents from Texas: Lyndon B. Johnson, George Bush, and George W. Bush.
Social Impact Three facts about the social impact of World War II on Texas.
Answer: Women became more independent as they helped with the war effort in factories and in the military. GI Bill – Provided free education and special loans for returning military. Discrimination – African Americans and Mexican Americans experienced less discrimination in Europe and wanted the same equal treatment when they returned stateside.
Question: Who were some Texans who were heroes during WWII and what did they do? Describe two…
Answer: Audie Murphy – the most decorated soldier with 33 awards and medals. Famous Hollywood actor. Gen. Eisenhower – successfully ran the entire campaign on the European war front. 34 th U.S. President.
Question: What were ways that Texans changed their lifestyle to support the war effort? Describe Four…
Answer: Texans rationed their everyday goods like metals and certain foods like sugar. Texans planted “Victory Gardens” Purchased War Bonds Women had to take on the role of head of household because their husbands went off to war.
Question: What were ways Texas Women supported the war effort? Describe two…
Answer: Women joined military units as WAAC’s, WAVES, and WASPS. Worked in factories and businesses. “Rosie the Riveter”
Women and minorities Serve in a Desegregated military. Impact on Texas Today