WW2 Efforts at Home

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WW2 Efforts at Home

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

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