Population 132,122,000                                                                                                                                  Unemployed in 1940 - 8,120,000                                                                                                                         National Debt $43 Billion Average Salary $1,299.                                                                                                     Teacher's salary $1,441 Minimum Wage $.43 per hour                                                                                            55% of U.S.  homes have indoor plumbing                                                                                                     Antarctica is discovered to be a continent                                                                                                                   Life expectancy 68.2 female, 60.8 male                                                                                                                  Auto deaths 34,500                                                                                                                                            Supreme Court decides blacks do have a right to vote                                                                                                  World War II changed the order of world power; the  United States and the USSR become super powers               

Cold War begins.