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Life At Home


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Life At Home

  1. 1. Life At Home
  2. 2. Industry <ul><li>The war caused Franklin Roosevelt to make a decision to shift the economy of the United States. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The government took control of the situation and asked many companies to produce specific materials . </li></ul><ul><li>These were crucial to the production of airplanes, tanks, ships, and other weapons. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Certain materials such as rubber, aluminum, and copper were needed to produce equipment for the troops. </li></ul><ul><li>Airplane production drastically increased during the war. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>They traded with many countries in South America to get materials for production. </li></ul><ul><li>This new boom of production created many new jobs . Who are going to fill these positions while the men are off fighting? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Review of On Task Activity
  7. 7. Women <ul><li>With the men overseas, women took many roles that were traditionally set for men. </li></ul><ul><li>Many women took jobs and played a major role in the work force. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Women such as Rosina Bonavita . </li></ul><ul><li>She became known as “ Rosie the Riveter ” for help role in the production of airplanes. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Women in the Service <ul><li>Women also served in the armed forces . </li></ul><ul><li>They were not allowed to fight in combat . They served in the medical field, intelligence, and administration. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Organizations <ul><li>WAC ( Women Army Corps) </li></ul><ul><li>WASP (Women’s Air Force Service Pilots) </li></ul><ul><li>WAVES (Women Accepted for Emergency Service) </li></ul><ul><li>Red Cross </li></ul><ul><li>USO </li></ul>
  11. 11. Back Home <ul><li>Back home many Americans were looking for ways to support the cause. </li></ul><ul><li>The government stepped in and asked for many people to do their part. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Rationing <ul><li>Materials were scarce. The government came up with rationing . This is the limiting of goods and products so the troops could have supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>Such supplies as sugar, butter, and coffee were rationed. </li></ul><ul><li>Ration books were designed to help with the regulated consumption of these goods. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Recycling <ul><li>Recycling played a major role in the war effort at home. </li></ul><ul><li>The mints used such metals as steel to make pennies . This was to cut down on the use of copper. </li></ul>
  14. 14. War Bonds <ul><li>The U.S. government needed money to help fund the war effort and issued War Bonds to people. </li></ul><ul><li>War bonds are where people loan money to the government and receive compensation in return. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Media <ul><li>Many organizations decided to show their support for the war by producing posters . </li></ul><ul><li>Characters such as Uncle Sam , Captain America, and Rosie the Riveter were used on these posters. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Posters
  17. 17. Posters
  18. 18. Posters
  19. 19. Assignment Your assignment is to create a poster of your own. You have the rest of the period to work on this.