The Political Economy of War, 1940-1945 and Social Change


You have seen how the government has continually grown in size, scope, and power by responding to real or imagined crises, including economic considerations, wars, domestic strife, and more. Some have called this expansion “government over-reach” while others have called it “responsible government.” Arguably, the most defining time in how the government came to rule the economy and launched social change came during the years of World War II. For the first time, many Americans came to realize there was a greater world beyond our shores. Everything changed profoundly as a result of the war, from race relations to nuclear proliferation, not just the United States but the whole world changed.

Explain the economy of war
Define “Social Change”
Describe the social change that came out of WWII

Describe, discuss, and support your discussion. What were the top two social or societal changes that took place in the United States as a result of World War II?

References to use in addition to two scholarly resources:

Higgs, R. (2012). Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government. (Independent Studies in Political Economy) 25th Anniversary Edition.

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