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WWI: The War at Home. Government Mobilization. Progressives in control of government New government agencies push for cooperation between big business and gov’t War Industries Bond (WIB): coordinate production of war materials Food Administration: victory gardens

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Wwi the war at home

WWI: The War at Home


Government mobilization

Government Mobilization

  • Progressives in control of government

  • New government agencies push for cooperation between big business and gov’t

    • War Industries Bond (WIB): coordinate production of war materials

    • Food Administration: victory gardens

    • Fuel Administration: manage coal and oil

      • “Heatless Mondays”

  • War Bonds


Getting to work getting the word out

Getting To Work & Getting The Word Out

  • National War Labor Board

  • Women enter the workforce

  • The Great Migration

  • Committee on Public Information (CPI)

    • Propaganda

    • The Espionage Act of 1917

      • Schenck v. United States (1919)

  • Violence targets German-Americans, labor activists, socialists, and pacifists


Building an army

Building An Army

  • 1917: Army + Nat’l Guard= 200,000

  • Selective Service Act of 1917

    • Draft (2.8 Americans drafted)

  • Minorities fight in war

  • Women in the military

    • Clerks

    • Active Duty

    • Army Nurse Corps


Work on it

Work On It:

  • On page 193, write and answer questions 1-4

  • For homework, create your own WWI propaganda poster


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