E. Social Changes 1. African Americans - The Great Migration a. 100s of thousands of AA move from Southern to Northern cities b. Escape discrimination c. Job opportunities
2. Mexican Americans a. Worked as farmers and ranchers b. Moved to big cities c. Segregated and discriminated against
F. Committee on Public Information 1. Responsible for selling the war – why we should go to war w/allies 2. Four Minute Men Delivered speeches in 4 minutes on war
G. Civil Liberties are Attacked 1. Americans of German descent attacked a. Lost jobs b. physically attacked 2. Espionage and Sedition Acts Anyone who speaks badly or gets in the way of the govt war efforts = $10,000 fine, 20 yrs. jail Problem with this act?
H. American Military Mobilization 1. Too few men = draft= 2. Selective Service Act a.Mandatory registration men 18-45 y/o (21-23) b.Women not allowed
I. African Americans in Military 1. Segregated units 2. First time allowed AA officers 3. Still experienced discrimination
J. Women in the Military 1. Navy Mostly clerical position 2. Army a. Army corps of Nurses b. No rank, different pay and benefits