Transition to Peacetime and Home Front Legacies - Research Article from American Homefront in WWII

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A Reconversion Debate

The beginning of America's peacetime transition was no less controversial than the beginning of its war mobilization. Officials in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration wanted a well-planned and gradual reconversion to a peacetime economy. They were concerned that unemployment would skyrocket if war production suddenly ceased. They were also worried about the many small businesses that survived on defense subcontracts during the war; they feared these businesses might not survive in peacetime without some assistance. No one wanted a return of the troubled economic times that had preceded the war, so to guard against that possibility, President Roosevelt (1882–1945; served 1933–45) proposed an "Economic Bill of Rights" in early 1944. He claimed it would provide economic security for everyone and guarantee national prosperity after the war. The bill would ensure jobs, food, medical care, housing, and social security (a government program...

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