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The War at Home 23.4. Mobilizing U.S. declared war and immediately began MOBILIZATION –gathering resources and preparing for war.

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1 The War at Home 23.4

2 Mobilizing U.S. declared war and immediately began MOBILIZATION –gathering resources and preparing for war.

3 National War Labor Board Government created this group to ensure the production of vital war materials.

4 Food Administration Organized food for war refugees in Europe Urged people to grow victory gardens and help produce food. Urged people to observe: –“Wheatless Mondays” –“Meatless Tuesdays” –“Porkless Thursdays”

5 Great Migration , ,000 African Americans left the South to seek jobs and settle in Northern cities.

6 Public Opinions Against the War Socialists –Believe industries should be publicly owned. Pacifists –People opposed to the use of violence. Espionage –Spying, aiding the enemy Sabotage Act –Made it a crime to say, print, or write almost anything perceived as negative about the government Sabotage –Secret action to damage the war effort

7 Feelings about German-Americans People did not trust them Prohibited German music and teaching the German language in schools. Gave patriotic names to German sounding words. –Frankfurters –Liberty Sausage –Sauerkraut -- Liberty Cabbage


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