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1 The Home Front What was going on inthe States? What was going on in the States?

2 Help out now! Selective Service Act of All men between years of age must sign up for military service. Conscription had never been required. This upset many Americans.

3 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

4 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.

5 What about John Q. Public? BondsBonds RationsRations Daylight SavingsDaylight Savings Victory GardensVictory Gardens

6 World War I Propaganda Posters

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14 Reflection Activity Please answer the questions on your own paper. Thank You


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