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The Home Front. U.S. History PHS 1/13. Economic Policies. Goal: To combat inflation during the war, the U.S. Government: Imposed wage and price controls Encouraged the production of consumer goods by factories Taxes were raised which decreased the demand for consumer goods

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The home front

The Home Front

U.S. History

PHS 1/13


Economic policies

Economic Policies

  • Goal:To combat inflation during the war, the U.S. Government:

  • Imposed wage and price controls

  • Encouraged the production of consumer goods by factories

  • Taxes were raised which decreased the demand for consumer goods

  • Agencies created to support goals

  • Spirit of '43


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WPB

  • War Production Board

  • Convinced American industry to produce goods for the military.

  • WWI program brought back for WWII

  • Also pushed for higher production of consumer goods to prevent shortages of essentials


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OPA

  • Office of Price Administration

  • Fixed prices and wages in United States (same as in WWI)

  • Encouraged rationing and recycling to support war (New)

  • Issued ration stamp books for basic goods.

  • recycling

  • Every family allowed to buy only a limited amount of gasoline every month.


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OPA

  • Office of Price Administration

  • Fixed prices and wages in United States (same as in WWI)

  • Encouraged rationing and recycling to support war (New)

  • Issued ration stamp books for basic goods.

  • recycling

  • Every family allowed to buy only a limited amount of gasoline every month.


War bonds

War Bonds

  • Selling bonds raised 60% of the money needed to pay for the war.

  • 40% came from federal taxes.

  • Bugs sell bonds


American labor unions

American Labor Unions

  • Pledged “not to strike” during the war.

  • Just like WWI, unions and businessmen agreed that work stoppages would be bad for the war effort.


U s culture during ww ii

U.S. Culture during WW II

  • Songs a way to inspire people.

  • “Boogie-woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” popular wartime song.

  • Boogie Woogie B Boy

  • Sayings an easy way to help people stay focused on goals.

  • “Loose lips sink ships” common phrase regarding talking about military matters.


Women in society

Women in Society

  • Six million enter the work force.

  • Work jobs previously done by men.

  • Still paid less than men for doing the same work.

  • Have more opportunities than ever before in the work place.

  • Still have to take care of family and run household budget etc……..


Rosie the riveter

Rosie the Riveter

  • Symbol of new opportunities for women in the defense industries.

  • women workers in WW II


Waacs

WAACs

  • WAAC (Women’s Auxiliary air Corps)

  • Women who served in military as radio operators and nurses.


Hollywood propaganda to support war

Hollywood Propaganda to support war

  • Donald Duck "Der Fuher's Face“

  • Blitz Wolf

  • Know your enemy "Japanese“

  • Daffy Duck vs Hitler

  • Bugs nips the Nips


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