The World War II Home Front World War II had a profound impact on the United States. Although no battles occurred on the American mainland, the war affected all phases of American life. Teacher's Edition for World War II: Home Front with Discussion & Essay Questions designed by master teachers and experts who have taught World War II: Home Front History Now, the online journal of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, features essays by the nation's top historians and provides the latest in American history scholarship for …