Dec. 8 Notes (WWI at Home)

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  • Dec. 8 Notes (WWI at Home)

    1. 1. WWI at Home
    2. 2. <ul><li>Economic changes </li></ul>The Home Front <ul><li>Govt. directed shift from consumer to military production </li></ul><ul><li>War Industries Board gave out raw materials and set prices </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>Economic changes </li></ul>The Home Front <ul><li>Govt. directed shift from consumer to military production </li></ul><ul><li>Food Administration raised food production & decreased civilian use of food </li></ul>
    4. 6. <ul><li>Economic changes </li></ul>The Home Front <ul><li>War cost $33 billion ~ paid for with taxes and war bonds (“victory loans”) </li></ul>
    5. 8. <ul><li>Propaganda ~ info. (often misleading) spread to promote a cause </li></ul>The Home Front <ul><li>Govt. committee worked to get public support for the War thru propaganda </li></ul>
    6. 13. <ul><li>Fear of differences! </li></ul>The Home Front <ul><li>Poor treatment of some immigrants (i.e., Germans) </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of anti-war opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Espionage & Sedition Acts ~ illegal to interfere with the draft or speak out against the war </li></ul>
    7. 14. The End

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