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WWI: The War at Home

WWI: The War at Home

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  1. WWI: The War at Home

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Work On It: • On page 193, write and answer questions 1-4 • For homework, create your own WWI propaganda poster