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WWI and the homefront

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FC: WWI and the Homefront | By: Josh Lingerfeldt

1: After the bombing of pearl harbor American were enraged and set off to get their revenge on Japan

2: Selective Services allowed 10 million soldiers to be recruited and 5 million to volunteered

3: Women were able to join the military after the WAAC was established allowing them to do anything non-combat related

4: American industries converted their factories to produce war products to support the war effort

5: Many of the minorities volunteered to service in the war. Although some oppose serving a country that denied their basic civil rights

6: Rosie the Rivertor was a woman that recruited woman to work to support the war effort

7: Science in the war contributed to new technology such as: Radar, guided missiles, reconnaissance satellites, and the atomic bomb

8: Propaganda was the biggest form of media during WWI as people tried to do anything to help

9: The Federal Government made it monitory for any male to join the war and the Food administration limited what foods you can eat of certain days

10: African Americans still where treated as second class citizens even if they were war hero's

11: Japanese American's where placed into interment camps because of the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor. These camps where similar to the Nazi camps Germany built and the force movement of the Japanese American's

12: Mexican American's wear zoot suits would riot striping and beating there victim. This lasted for a week

13: 1) During the war over a million people migrated north, mid-west, and west | 2) Gas was the most rationed item during the war time | 3) Taxes where raised to stop spend on scarce good for war material | 4) Films where made to influence people to join the military to stop Hitler | 5) The President had the right to take over striking plants thanks to the Smith-Connally Anti-Strike Act

14: Bibliography |

15: The End

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