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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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