General Hideki Tojo was the General of the Japanese military during world war II. Tojo invaded Manchuria for it's iron and coal. He was most known for approving the attack on Pearl Harbor. Lastly Tojo was sentenced to death and hanged on December 23rd for war crimes.
Soldiers leaving for war
Early morning on December 7th, 1941 the Japanese Navy Air service attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii killing 2,403 people and wounding 1,178. A reason as to why the Japanese attacked was that Pearl Harbor stood in the way of General Tojo's plan to expand in the pacific. An obvious result was the U.S entered the war. However a less brought up result was the Japanese sent to relocation camps.
Women in war
After the fall of France in 1940, Roosevelt provided help in the form of Lend Lease but decided to stay neutral. However after the attack on Pearl Harbor, The United States government decided avoiding war was inevitable. Roosevelt suspected staying neutral would be difficult so he prepared for war just in case. Finally, in December of 1941 the United States entered the war.
Return of the Soilders
When the soldiers left for war they left anxious mothers and wives. The women were left with the responsibility of finding childcare and a job to sustain the family until her husband came back. Before, women did work outside of their home but were expected to leave as soon as they were married or had a child. During working hours a minority of women dealt with discrimination and dislocation.
Women's pay was restricted to'' traditional women'' professions such as typing and sewing. After men left for war, the potential job opportunities opened up for women particularly in making weapons. The biggest challenge they faced was overcoming stereotypes against working women. About 350,000 women served in the armed forces.
After war women were fired from factory jobs. Except, within a few years about 1/3 of women older than 14 worked outside of home. The United States experienced a lot of postwar economic growth and prosperity. Soon it took place as the world's wealthiest country.