2Lesson Essential Question: How did contributions to the war effort affect Georgia’s people and economy?
3Georgia’s Contributions: People Men and women joined the military after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor320,000 Georgians served in the armed forces
4Georgia’s Contributions: People Citizens recycledCitizens grew more of their own foodMany women left home to work jobs so that production could continue
5Distributed Summarizing With a partner, answer the question under “People” on your graphic organizer: Which of the sacrifices by Georgians during WWII would you be willing to make? Why?
6Georgia’s Contributions: Military Bases Georgia’s military bases played a crucial role in preparing the nation’s soldiers for war. Many soldiers, sailors, and aviators were trained in Ga.
7Georgia’s Contributions: Military Bases Some of the major bases in Georgia include:Fort Gordon in AugustaFort Benning in Columbus (the largest infantry training school in the world)Fort Stewart in Savannah
10Georgia’s Contributions: Military Bases Several of the bases in Georgia also served as prisoner of war camps which housed Germans and Italians. Many prisoners stayed in Georgia after the war.
11Distributed Summarizing With a partner, answer the question under “Military Bases” on your graphic organizer: What was the most important role that Georgia’s military bases played in World War II?
12World War II was also good for Georgia’s economy World War II was also good for Georgia’s economy. Between , 500 new factories began production throughout the state
13Georgia’s Contributions: Air Support Robins Air Service Command served as a training facility for the army air corps (U.S. Air Force)It employed 15,000 civiliansThe town of Warner Robins was born during this time
14Georgia’s Contributions: Air Support The federal government established Bell Aircraft in MariettaProduced 600 B-29 bombersCreated hundreds of jobs
16Distributed Summarizing With a partner, answer the question under “Air Support” on your graphic organizer: If Robin’s Air Service Command and Bell Aircraft were not established, how would it have impacted World War II? What if they were built in another state?
17Georgia’s Contributions: Shipyards Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation in Savannah built over 80 shipsJ.A. Jones Shipyard in Brunswick built over 100 shipsCalled “Liberty Ships” because Roosevelt said they would “bring liberty to Europe”
19Georgia’s Contributions: Other Georgia’s textile industry produced goods to support the warFarmers grew lots of food to feed the troops and citizens at home
20Distributed Summarizing With a partner, answer the questions under “Shipyards” and “Other” on your graphic organizer: Shipyards: Identify the location of the two major shipyards in Georgia during World War II. Other: List other ways in which Georgians contributed to the war effort during World War II.