1920 – 1948 Confidence and Crises World War II

Key Ideas

1. From the home front to the warfront, women were critical participants in World War II.

2. War work and military service provided women with new opportunities and improved access to higher pay and skills training.

3. The federal government provided opportunities for women of color to participate in the military and war work facilities, although those experiences did not always guarantee racial equality in the workplace.

4. America struggled to guarantee freedom and equality at home while promoting these ideals overseas.

Introduction