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Decade: 1940-1949 Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about America during the decade of the 1940’s. Read details about Pearl Harbor, World War II, and the Great Depression. Learn how women were needed in the workplace to replace men who had gone off to war and how this affected fashion. Includes eThemes Resources on the Holocaust.


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This site details December 7, 1941 - the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. Learn about the day and how this event shaped America's involvement in the World War II.
Learn all about penicillin. This site gives a detailed history of this medicine that proved to be crucial for Americans from the 1940's straight through today.
Read about the daily life of Japanese-Americans during the 1940's and in particular their internment during the height of World War II.
Learn about Victory Gardens and their role in the war effort in the 1940's. NOTE: This site has ads.
Learn about the Marshall Plan and it's impact on America. This site has key dates, leadership, promotion, and benefits of the Marshall Plan.
Listen to President Truman's official announcement about Germany's surrender in World War II.
The media files page from Project Whistlestop. Listen to Real Audio files of President Truman's speeches by clicking on "Audio files." Look at various photographs listed by topics on the folders.
See the popular fashions from the 1940's.
This site has patterns and images consistent with the 1940's popular styles. Click on the picture to enlarge the image.
Learn more about Bob Hope and other radio broadcasters and performers popular in the 1930s and 1940s.
These sites are about the Holocaust and the devastating impact that it had on Jewish people and others. Also includes information about Adolf Hitler, concentration camps, crematoriums, and resistance fighters. There are videos of survivors talking about their experiences, plus many photos. Includes links to eThemes Resources on World War II and "The Diary of Anne Frank."

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