Presentation on theme: "The Home Front What was going on inthe States? What was going on in the States?"— Presentation transcript:
The Home Front What was going on inthe States? What was going on in the States?
Help out now! Selective Service Act of 1917. -All men between 21-30 years of age must sign up for military service. Conscription had never been required. This upset many Americans.
Government Organizes -Loyalty Acts of 1917 – ensures common goal. -Espionage Act *– punishment for helping the enemy. -Sedition Act – prohibited speech against the Government. -Trading With the Enemy Act – censure mail *later challenged and upheld by the Supreme Court Schneck v. United States (1919) clear and present danger
Government Organizes (cont) -War Industries Board (WIB) – Headed by Bernard Baruch (Wall Street Broker) - Set prices. - Controlled the flow of raw materials. Committee on Public Information (CPI) – Headed by George Creel (Journalist) - Sell the war to America. - Distribute posters and pamphlets.
What about John Q. Public? BondsBonds RationsRations Daylight SavingsDaylight Savings Victory GardensVictory Gardens