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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 WWII Homefront Technological Advancements Tracking the War Children and Families Immigration Civilians used maps to track the progress of the war. Civilians learned about the progress of the war via their radios. Children with two working parents were often left unattended for eight hours or more. Children raised during WWII are now known as the "Greatest Generation". Many women became "Rosie the Riveters", which allowed their children to be left alone for long periods of time. Many children, known as "Tin Can Colonels", contributed to the war effort by recycling tin cans. Families were forced to use rationing books, which conserved food for the soldiers. The Bracero Program brought many Mexicans into the U.S. to serve as farmers due to the lack of laborers during the war. Many Mexicans brought in for the Bracero Program didn't want to leave the U.S. after WWII was over, which created racial tensions. During WWII, there was a second Great Migration of African Americans to look for work. Changes on the WWII Homefront The atomic bomb The Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) developed: The atomic bomb The atomic bomb Pearl Harbor Penicillin Radar and sonar December 7, 1941 The attack on Pearl Harbor caused a lot of racial tension between the Japanese and the Americans, ending in the imprisonment of Japanese American citizens. Dorie Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for his bravery in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S.S. Arizona was sunk on this day. Cassidy DitchkusHonors U.S. History3rd Period
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