World War II Veterans in Arizona

World War II Veterans in Arizona

After World War II, veterans began returning home. Many chose to relocate to Arizona. However, there was no Veteran’s Affairs hospital in the Phoenix area until 1951, and a shortage of jobs and houses also made the years immediately after World War II ended difficult for veterans.  

Read About It

Use the document analysis sheet and the photograph analysis sheet to uncover clues about the people that created the documents. 

Understand It

  1. When did World War II end? What issues did returning veterans face?
  2. Who created the documents linked above? What issues do they address? How do the issues in these documents differ from the issues described in the Arizona Time Capsule entry Labor on the Home Front?
  3. What did Arizona and the federal government do to help returning veterans? What else might they have done? What would you have done to help returning veterans, and why?

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Visit the websites below to learn more. Based on this new information, have your answers to the questions above changed?

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Topic

Politics and Reform

Decade

1940s