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Mexican American During World War II

"When the North and South unite we get stuff done right!"

How were Mexican American treated?

  • They were discriminated
  • They were harassed and assaulted

How did they respond to such treatment?

  • They resisted by expressing themselves through their clothes
  • They refused to learn English

Did they contribute anything to the cause of the WWII?

  • They were a part of the war
  • They did the jobs that were left behind

What our analysis? Opinions? Reaction to the action taken by each community?

  • They contributed to the United States through their work in the agricultural field and other areas including the war
  • They were also really brave by resisting their opression through their clothes and language

African Americans During World War II

"This is our country too, and we will fight for you"

  • They were discriminated
  • They were harassed and assaulted

How did they respond to such treatment?

  • They tried to make the most of their situation
  • Many joined the war

Did they contribute anything to the cause of the war?

  • They joined the war
  • They worked in the jobs that were available
  • They won a lot of battles
  • African American women became nurse to aid the injured in the war

What is your analysis? Opinions? Reaction to the actions taken by each community?

  • African Americans helped shaped the Unites States
  • They themselves one a lot of famous battles

Similarities between African Americans and Mexican Americans

  • Both were both faced with racial oppression
  • Both were harassed and assaulted
  • Both served in WWII
  • Both worked long hours for low wages and difficult jobs

Differences between African Americans and Mexican Americans

  • In the war African Americans were segregated into separates units while Mexican Americans were not
  • Women were given the jobs because they spoke two languages
  • Mexican Americans had a lot of opportunity to move and become farmers

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