Presentation on theme: "We Enter WWI Selective Service"— Presentation transcript:
1 We 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
2 Mobilization 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
3 America’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
4 Women 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.