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This powerpoint discusses a facet of the WWII unit of Regents U.S. History.

This powerpoint discusses a facet of the WWII unit of Regents U.S. History.

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    WW2 Efforts at Home WW2 Efforts at Home Presentation Transcript

    • World War II: Efforts at Home
    • Even at home, there was help
      • Rationing: Controlled distribution of certain resources
        • Can only buy a little because the demand is high
    • Ration Books & Coins
    • Automobile Rationing
      • If your car was deemed as “nonessential” you received an A sticker, meaning you were only allowed 4 gallons of gas a week.
      • B stickers meant your car was essential to the war effort and could use 8 gallons a week.
      • Other Labels: C, T, X stickers
    • Gas Rationing / Rubber Conservation
    • Posters Promote Efforts
    • Women on the Homefront: We Can Do It!
      • Women joined the workforce
        • “Rosie the Riveter”
        • Took over men’s jobs because the men were fighting
    • Working Women
      • 1944: 19 Million U.S. women were employed
      • Women were working to build planes, tanks, and ships.
    • Women’s Efforts in the Home
      • Helped efforts by upholding rationing
        • Not just food, but also silks, nylon, rayon, cotton, and wool, which were used to make necessary items for the military.
    • Victory Gardens
      • Gardens grown at home to save produce items at grocery stores for the war effort.
    • Disney & WW2
    • The Pin-Up Girls of WW2
      • Betty Grable
      • On Planes & In Soldier Lockers