Defense Spending and the Military-Industrial Complex
On December 7, 1941 Japan launched a abruptness advance on the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This advance America into World War II, and for the abutting four years it bedeviled about every aspect of American activity [Bowles, 2011, 3. 7 The World at War (1941-1945)]. This abundantly impacted Americans and had a cogent appulse on African Americans during this time. Although the advance on Pearl Harbor was a adverse aeon of time, it was a abundant time for African Americans to advance their independence.
They fought in the war, arresting their country afterwards how they were treated. They accepted actuality able to accept jobs that were advised “whites only”. In my belief, they adapted these rights. African Americans were advised unfairly for years and did not accept rights but yet still strived to action for their country. There is no acumen why they should not accept been advised fairly, if not added like heroes for how adventurous and blue-blooded they were. According to Bowles, “While these men were accommodating to die for the country, they were not acceptable for abounding of the ceremoniousness for their service.
Though abounding adapted it, no African American could accept the Medal of Honor, the accomplished aggressive accolade for courage (2011, African Americans at war). This brings me to the continued appellation furnishings WWII had on our country. Bill Clinton awarded men their gold’s that they adapted 50 years too late. Only one of the men was animate to alike accept it. The continued appellation aftereffect is the affliction of absolution the bodies who were best brave, die for our country and not accept an accolade aloof because of the blush of his skin. References: Bowles, M. (2011). A history of the United States back 1865 . (Ashford University ed. ) San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
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