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Mobilizing for War. Converting the Economy. Cost-Plus Contracts Reconstruction Finance Corp: made loans to companies to help them convert to making war-time materials. Getting the Job Done. Armored Cars: many produced and used Liberty Ships: cargo ships

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Converting the economy
Converting the Economy

  • Cost-Plus Contracts

    • Reconstruction Finance Corp: made loans to companies to help them convert to making war-time materials


Getting the job done
Getting the Job Done

  • Armored Cars: many produced and used

  • Liberty Ships: cargo ships

  • War Production Board: controlled distribution of war materials/supplies


Building an army
Building an Army

  • Selective Service and Training Act: 1st peacetime conscription in U.S.

  • You’re in the Army Now

    • G.I.’s

      • “Government Issued”

      • U.S. Soldiers


Building an army1
Building an Army

  • Segregation

    • “Double V Campaign”: meant Victory over Hitler’s racism abroad & Victory over racism at home

      • Segregation in the military


Building an army2
Building an Army

D. Propaganda: used to increase support for the war and commitment to an Allied victory


Women
Women

  • Women were recruited into the military to serve as cooks and nurses


Women1
Women

  • WAAC – Women Army Auxiliary Corp (ARMY)

  • WAVES - Women Accepted 4 Volunteer Emergency Services (NAVY)

  • WASPS – Women Airforce Service Pilots (AIR FORCE)


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