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World War II

Mobilizing

for

Defense

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Selective Service System

Required men to register

for military service. Will raise

an additional 10 million men

during World War II.

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War Production Board

The WPB decided which companies

would convert from peacetime to

wartime production and allocated

raw materials to key industries

War Production Video

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Office of Price Administration

Fought inflation

by

freezing

wages, prices,

and rents.

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Rationing

The OPA rationed foods such

as meat, butter, cheese, sugar,

vegetables, and coffee.

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War Bonds

The Department of Treasury issued war bonds to raise money for the war

effort and to fight inflation.

Celebrity War Bond Tour Newsreel

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Office of Scientific Research and Development

The OSRD spurred improvements in radar and sonar, pesticides like

DDT, miracle drugs such as penicillin and the atomic bomb.

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Women

During WWII, women were actively

recruited into what had been non-

traditional work for women, including

such jobs as welding, machinist,

construction, and bus and truck

driving. The image of “Rosie the

Riveter” was used to encourage

women to join the workforce.

Women in the War Video

“Rosie the Riveter”

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Entertainment Industry

In addition to promoting war bonds,

Hollywood churned out war-

oriented propaganda films like

Hitler, Beast of Berlin.

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard

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Internment of Japanese Americans

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed an executive order

Requiring removal of people of Japanese ancestry from California

And parts of Washington, Oregon, and Arizona to internment camps.

In the following weeks, the army will round up some 110,000 Japanese

Americans.