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Mobilizing for the War. Ch 12.1. Thursday, April 19, 2012. Daily goal: Understand how the RFC, WLB and WPB helped transition to and maintain the war economy. WPB. The War Production Board set priorities and controlled the flow of raw materials. Converting the Ec onomy.

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Thursday april 19 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • Daily goal:

  • Understand how the RFC, WLB and WPB helped transition to and maintain the war economy.


WPB

  • The War Production Board set priorities and controlled the flow of raw materials.


Converting the ec onomy
Converting the Economy

  • The RFChelped companies pay for switching from production of consumer goods to war goods.

  • The Auto industry stopped building cars and began mass production of war good (tanks, planes and guns.)

  • Kaiser began building thousands of cargo Liberty ships.


The gis
The GIs

  • Soldier’s were nicknamed GIs because their uniforms were labeled “Government Issue.”

  • African Americans and other minorities served in segregated units like the Tuskeege Airmen.


Double v
Double “V”

  • African Americans wanted Victory over racism in America and over Hitler’s racism in Europe.


Women join the army
Women join the Army

  • Women were encouraged to join to “release a man for combat” but not allowed to fight.


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