Around 350,000 women served during world war 2 in the us armed forces both at home and abroad (air force pilots). Men left holes in labor working industry, female working percentage went up 10% by 1945
What was the role of minorities during World War II?
Also despite discrimination, Mexican Americans fought in the armed forces and earned more honors and medals than any other ethnic group. Japanese Americans were put into confinement camps.
Native Americans served and helped with their large purchase of treasury stamps and bonds. More than half a million African American soldiers served in Europe but they were still discriminated and were not allowed to serve on the front line.
How did World War II end the depression in America?
Towards the end of WWII unemployment rates were down to 1.2%. Revolutionized tax structure by increasing the amount of taxpayers, making personal income taxes a larger source of federal income than corporate taxes. This enlarged economic and political power of big business, spurred agriculture and increased the size of organized labor.