The Transformative Power of WW2
World War 2 took place during the Great Depression. The first Photo shows one of the abandoned navy yard facility in 1928. The U.S. economy expanded almost to times until the late 1920s. The Great Depression started in 1929. The photo shows the abandoned construction site right before the great depression, indicating decreased productivity.
World War 2 brought the military industry back to life. These two photos show that the same Navy Yard was no longer dry. Instead, it constantly builds giant battleships. This indicates the increased demand for products and increased employment. The total workers employed in Navy Yards between 1933 and 1945 grew from under 25000 to more than 300000. This reflects the economic boom of the U.S. during WW2.
Female labor during WW2
While the U.S. intervention in WW2 took many men from home to the battlefield, the labor demand gap was filled by women. The photo was taken in the 1930s at the Firestone Tire&Rubber company in Akron, Ohio. It shows that women workers were making sparkplugs on the assembly line. The economic growth in the U.S. provided addition working opportunity for women. Women participated more and more as not only labor but also many other important roles in society. They contributed a lot to the U.S. economy. At the same time, after possessing assets, women no longer needed to rely on male. It also brought feminist movements with it.