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Raising Money Why would Americans buy War Bonds?
Congress passed new taxes used liberty bonds and
victory bonds to pay for the army navy and the
supplies of war
Government placed higher taxes on incomes and
some goods such as tobacco and railroad tickets
Almost half of Americans bought bonds
The bonds brought in two thirds of the money
needed for war Selective Service Act
Do you think the Draft was fair? Why or
Yes because Congress passed new laws to get
enough men to build an army
A draft signed up all men between the ages of
21 and 30
By the end of the war, 24 million Americans had
signed up for the draft
Over 4.7 million served in the war Propaganda
Draw a propaganda poster for the war
How did the WIB help America?
They aimed to stop the waste of
materials which could be used to
make war goods. I want you for U.S. Army New Jobs
Which of the new jobs do you think would
be the best. Why?
Strikes had to be stopped because we Food Rationing
Do you think people now would ration
food if the government asked? Why or
why not? the first time
Men were leaving to fight so someone had Food Administration, headed by
Herbert Hoover was set up to make
sure troops had enough food at the
front to replace them
Women and blacks were given jobs never Asked Americans to grow more food
on farms given to them before
Great Migration thousands of African
Americans came north in search of jobs Grow food in gardens
Go without some food needed the goods for war
The board opened up jobs for everyone for Espionage Act
What should the punishment for this law be?
Put the person in a prisoner or fine the person with a penalty. Sedition Act
Is this a good law? Why or why not?
To keep Americans from saying anything bad about the war the
government should jailed those who made public speeches against
or said anything negative about the war. ...
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