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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- This indicator was developed to promote inquiry into how wartime government activities, the Progressive Movement, and the New Deal represented an expansion of federal power, including attempts to protect citizens.
- 5.2.P Summarize how the role of the federal government expanded during the period.
- This indicator was developed to promote inquiry into how the role of the government expanded during the Great Depression through the implementation of government programs. The indicator encourages inquiry into New Deal programs such as the Federal Dep...
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.