World War II was the next time that Los Angeles saw large developments, helping them realize their place of importance to the United States. In 1941 L.A. became the number one area for the production of aircrafts, ammunition, and other war supplies. American citizens started to migrate towards L.A. in search of factory jobs that needed to be filled. The city began to expand with the large numbers of people migrating during the 1950’s, and the creation of highways and freeways leading to other states and farther into California.
In addition to all of the forms of transportation, leading to the expansion of the city, the subway system was created in the 1980’s. The subway system was grossing around $400 million a year becoming a large source of income for the city. During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s gang problems began to arise in the Los Angeles area. With the murder of Stephanie Kuhen, a little girl killed by members of the "Avenues" street gang, the crackdown on gangs was put in place by President Bill Clinton.
Los Angeles is currently known as the home of many famous actors and the entertainment industry. With a rich past and all the vital roles L.A. has played in the past, we hope that people won't forget about those events because of the media attention given Hollywood stars.