Women began to change their role in American society to one in which they would be looked upon as more of an equal to men.
As the war progressed and more men went off to serve in the military, more women were required to take their place in factories.
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Overall, World War II changed the face of the United States and set into motion movements that would transform what it meant to be an American in the decades to come.
As war seemed inevitable, Americans were called to factories to begin the process of rebuilding American military power and to also bolster America’s only free ally, Great Britain.
Groups traditionally not granted full rights as citizens were gaining more respect from those who had had rights and power since the inception of the United States.
Within twenty years of the conclusion of the war, African Americans and women had made legal gains that led them to equality; even Japanese Americans had made headway to a semblance of equality.
While still having to serve in segregated units that had white officers, thousands of African American men served proudly.
An example of their ability to fight well was demonstrated by the all-black Tuskegee Airmen who flew many missions with distinction (Doc. Although inequality lasted for the duration of the war, the foundations for a modern civil rights movement were being created as acceptance of African Americans into traditional roles in the military began to extend to other aspects of American life.