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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 WW2 Minorities In America Rosie the Riveter, African Americans, Hispanics, Japanese Americans Rosie The Riveter Japanese-Americans -Japanese American corps that served in Europe became the most decorated American unit of World War II. Llamados de este modo por la moneda con la que se pagaba, que teniía el mismo nombre Hispanics - fought in every major American battle in the war. African Americans Women made better money than ever before and performed important work for the war effort. -Majority of women, (white women )remained outside of the paid labor force and all women continued to earn wages below those paid to men. -Few women held such highly-skilled and well-paying jobs as riveters. -Women working in the traditionally all-male industries like shipyards/factores often relegated to the more menial tasks. Over 2.5 million African Americans men registered for the draft and black women also volunteered in numbers. - black soldiers who had left farm jobs in the South decided not to return home - This movement represented an intensification of the black migration that began around the turn of the century. - Blacks joined the military in large numbers, escaping a decade of Depression and tenant farming in the South and Midwest. - Between 250,000 and 500,000 Hispanic Americans served in the U.S. - Japanese abandon the coast and move to other parts of the country before a freeze locked them into place. -President Roosevelt signed and issued an executive order leading to the immediate detention of Japanese Americans on the West Coast. Most of the property they left behind would be lost to white American neighbors who took it as soon as the government relocated the Japanese Americans The government shipped approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans to relocation centers.
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