WWI & Homefront. May 1917 Required registration of all men from 18 to 45 No substitution aloud! Yet exemptions took place from key industries (ex: shipbuilding) Within a month, army increased from 200,000 to over 4 mil Including 400,000 AA and Women (11,000 to Navy)
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Propaganda committee to try to sell America on the War & world on Wilson’s 14 Pts.
Headed by George Creel
Employed about 150,000 workers
Encouraged Liberty Leagues to spy on neighbors and report suspicious behaviorCommittee on Public Info. (Creel Committee)
Approx. 6,000 strikes during the war (protest stagnant wages despite inflation)
Response to lack of cooperation between military and civilian agency in purchasing supplies
Aimed to control raw materials, production, prices and labor relations
Encouraged mass-production techniques to increase efficiency
Used Price Controls
20% increase in industrial production under WIBWar Industries Board
Responsible for Start of Daylight-Saving TimeFuel Administration