The WPA undertook large, as well as small, construction projects, and the character of some of their projects began to change in 1939 and 1940, as the nation turned its attention to the war that had begun in Europe. These WPA workers are completing improvements to the Charleston Navy Yard in 1940.
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- 5.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how international events and conditions during the early 20th Century (i.e., 19101940) affected the United States and South Carolina.
- 8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.