Sixteen million men and women joined the armed services. Women went to work in industry to support the war effort. Women received training to prepare them for jobs that were needed by the military, including hydraulics (to be a propeller mechanic), and code-breaking.
- 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.
- This indicator was constructed to facilitate inquiry into how economic conditions prompted an evolution of fiscal and monetary policy featuring significant turning points. This indicator also supports inquiry into the laissez-faire policies of the 1920s, the balance of free markets and government intervention of the 1930s, and the command economies during World War I and World War II.
Dieciséis millones de hombres y mujeres se unieron a las fuerzas armadas. Las mujeres empezaron a trabajar en la industria para apoyar el esfuerzo bélico. Las mujeres recibieron capacitación para prepararlas para los trabajos que necesitaban las fuerzas armadas, incluida la hidráulica (para ser mecánicas de hélices) y el descifrado de códigos.