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Facts you GOTTA KNOW! • WWII affected every aspect of American Life • Americans were asked to make sacrifices in support of the war effort and the ideas for which we fought WWII Ended The Depression • Factories and workers were needed to produce goods to win the war Rosie the Riveter • Thousands of American Women took jobs in defense plants during the war Rationing • Americans at home supported the war by conserving and rationing resources Racial Barriers • The need for workers temporarily broke down some racial barriers • Although discrimination continued, many African Americans were hired to work in defense plants Japanese Americans • Many Japanese Americans served in the Armed Forces • Many others were treated with distrust and prejudice and forced into internment camps Victory Gardens were a big thing during WWII. Americans were encouraged to grow and can as much as they could. The food from farms was needed for the war effort.