Presentation on theme: "We Enter WWI Selective Service"— Presentation transcript:
1We Enter WWI Selective Service Young men between must register with the local draft boardNow 18-45½ of the men who served in the war were draftedMany men gain citizenship by fighting
2Mobilization Training camps hastily built Conservation of resources Herbert Hoover heads up Food Administration:Wheatless Wednesdays-Meatless MondaysBy 1917 the first troops leave for FranceConvoy system to avoid German U-boats
3America’s Industrial Greatness War Industries BoardWorks to keep production at peek outputNational War Labor Board:Mediates disputes between labor and managementUnions grow during this periodThe Work Force Grows during this period
4Women and African Americans Enter the Workforce Many women enter the workforce to fill vacancies left by men leaving for warThe Great Migration Begins:Movement of African Americans from the South to the North to find work in Northern factories. These workers filled many jobs left vacant by troops leaving for the war.