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Significance to the war The significance Mobilization of resources has to the war is that companies can quickly shift from making one product to another. America started to mobilize in response to the lend-lease act.
Background of War Many different racial and ethnic backgrounds joined the fight. Within a year the army grew from about 1. 4 million to more than 3 million. The navy increased from under 300,000 to more then 600,000. The marines expanded from only about 54,000 to almost 150,000
Stats of those who Joined 300,000 Mexican Americas 25,000 Native Americans Mexican and Native Americans served in integrated units. About 1,000,000 African Americas joined and served in segregated units. As more casualties occurred African Americas sat more active combat, and even white combatscombats
Training After training many combat veterans complained that their training had been to hurried or that they had been too tired to pay attention. They pointed out many of the subjects taught in training were irrelevant to the actually challenged they faced in battle.
Military Training Managed to break down barriers between soldiers, making different kinds of lives they had lead as civilians unimportant. Training created a sense of feeling like a unit, a deep sense of feeling loyal especially with those who shared the hardships of military life with them.
Women taking Control Over 350,000 women responded to the call. In 1941 a women's army auxiliary corps was established. Women army corps provided clerical workers, truck drivers, instructors, and lab technicians for the U.S army. Over 150,000 women, volunteered for this service. More then 57,000 women served in the army nurse corps, putting themselves in danger to care for the wounded.
Tanks Tanks of World War 2 were armored vehicles developed for the armed era. The armored vehicles were listed by the details and standard specifications of protection, such as firepower, mobility, and general information.
War Production Board January 1942- the government set up the War Production Board. To over see the conversation of peacetime industry to war industry. Office of the war mobilization was there to supervise all of the efforts of citizens. Production of good Production contracts Negotiate with organized labor Controlling inflation.
Clothing and Equipment Clothing and Equipment evolved to meet the needs revealed by over seas combat. Leather soled boots The cloth leggings U.S soldiers had wound around their calves were abandoned when army boots were redesigned to fit higher on the leg Tin-helmets or round helmets with liner
Ration Cards and Food choices The C ration and K ration that were issued to soldiers went into combat improved. Army nutritionists discovered the foods that soldiers did not want any part of. A type of food canned meat Vegetable hash Instant lemonade Were not so popular.
Question 1 True or False: The only racial groups that could join the army were whites and African Americans.
Question 2 America started to mobilize is response to: America started to mobilize is response to: a) Jim Crow Laws b) Lend Lease Act c) Marshall Plan
Question 3 Fill in the blank In January 1942 the government set up the ____ ______ board.
Work Cited Isserman, Maurice. America at World War II. New York: fact on file, 1991. Lapsansky- Werner, Emma J., Peter B. Levy., Randy Roberts, and Alan Taylor. United States History. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2008. www. onwar.com/tanks/