Presentation on theme: "Meanwhile, what were Americans doing at home? “Waging war requires many sacrifices at home.”"— Presentation transcript:
Meanwhile, what were Americans doing at home? “Waging war requires many sacrifices at home.”
Liberty Bonds Made money for the Allies People would buy them and keep them until the war was over. Like loaning money to the government
A New Agency is formed War Industry Board- Told businesses what to produce, how much to produce and what prices to sell it at. Businesses complied to help the war effort
Regulating food Increase output of food and reduce waste Price controls- system of pricing set by the government Rationing- distribute goods in fixed amounts
Regulating fuel Fuel Control Act- Gasless days Daylight Savings Time- increase daylight hours available- lessens the need for artificial light
Enforcing Loyalty Censorship of the press Restricting immigration - literacy test established Repression of civil liberties- Sedition Act- no speech or actions that encourage rebellion
We are watching Radicals Police keeping eye out for all radicals, and anti-war citizens Looking for vigilantes- citizens who take the law into their own hands
How did WWI affect the workforce at home? More jobs for blacks, Mexicans and women Working for our soldiers abroad. Learning many skills and trades
One more BIG change! Prohibition illegal to sell, manufacture and transport alcohol. Grain should be used to feed people- not make alcohol 18th amendment is ratified in 1919
Quiz time 5 questions
Number 1 The Sedition Act said that there could be no speech or actions that encouraged ________________.
Number 2 Prohibition was passed in This meant that it was illegal to produce, transport and consume __________. Grain was needed for bread.
Number 3 The U.S. government issued food and goods in fixed amounts, this is called _____________.
Number 4 To enforce loyalty the government ______________ the press. Which means that the government watched what the press was saying and would not let them talk bad about the government or the war effort.
Number 5 “Waging war requires many sacrifices at home.” Some of the ways were, 1. citizens buying liberty bonds to help pay for the war effort. 2. War Industry board told businesses what to produce and how much to charge. 3. Regulated food 4. _______ Control Act.