This site includes stories of soldiers, operators, and common people all doing their part in the war. It includes the way of life and introduction to the war for Americans. It taught me about the lives of people that were not directly involved with combat, but with the production of resources. It shows how positive(in favor of war) the atmosphere was at the time, which allowed the US to become a superpower.
This article on CNN is about a 20 year old who interviews WW2 veterans and their experience before, during, and after their time serving. Many, if not all, of these veterans showed a desire to take part in the war and do anything for their country. Their passion to do their part was stronger than their fear of death. This provided specific stories of people who lived through this time. They experienced the beginning, middle, and end of the war, as long as the road to it.
This site highlights the use of propaganda in the US during the war. This source talks about the different types of propaganda and how effective it was to the people who soon registered to the army. Many famous artistic pieces are included, as well as the reaction to them. This source helped me understand how impactful propaganda was both before and after the beginning of America’s involvement in the war. It also showed me how propaganda can bring an immense positive reaction, and can also make people hate a certain topic.
This site is more about America’s neutrality and secret involvement before the attack on Pearl Harbor. It talks about how the US was secret about the assistance in the war for 2 main reasons: We were helping the “Allies”, and because the public was against involvement with Europe. The site then goes on about how much easier it was for the government to focus on the war now that the entire nation was together. Overall, the site helped me understand the negative and secretive side of the government during these times; even before the Hawaii attack.
This source, unlike the newspaper article, is about America’s direct response to the attack in Hawaii. It includes quotes of some people who survived it, as well as people who witnessed America’s change in opinion toward joining the war. The site made it effortless to understand individuals’ thoughts on the attack, and educated me on what impact it had on specific people. As well as this, the article glossed over the changes in production America had for the war, which adds on to my conclusion of a positive change for the country.
Although the link takes you to the entire website, the source is one picture of a newspaper article after Pearl Harbor. The article highlights what happened and how the news source covers these events. The source talks about pearl harbor, what exactly happened, the casualties, and how we as a country are going to respond to it. The response of America to heavily favor war helped me understand how news sources and propaganda influenced public opinion and influenced how much effort people would put into the conflict now that they are directly involved.