The War to End War - T he War to End War 1917-1918 The nation was not ready for war so by March of 1918 Wilson appointed the War Industries Board

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The War to End War 1917-1918 The nation was not ready for war, so by March of 1918, Wilson appointed the War Industries Board, headed by stock speculator Bernard Baruch . . . laying the foundation for later the “Industrial-military complex” an alliance between business and military leaders One problem was to feed both America and the Allies Herbert C. Hoover was chosen to head the Food Administration . . . instead he waged propaganda campaigns throught posters, billboards, newspaper, pulpits, and movies to appeal to their emotions . . . Consequently you had . . . all on the voluntarily basis. Hoover’s methods worked . . . the Fuel Administartion – heatless Mondays, etc; the Treasury Dept . . . And the USA ultimately took over the Railroads after 1917. Most of labor got behind the war (AFL and Samuel Gompers; “labor will win the war!”, yet there were still 6000 strikes during the war years. The worst strike was in 1919 in Pittsburg. . . Ultimately, the strike was busted, some labor did not support the war – industrial workers. of the WWI, known as Wobblies. Women came to work too. They saw it as an opportunity in shaping peace. The national American Women suffrage Association supported Wilson’s war, and he endorsed woman suffrage zas “a vitally necessary war measure…, So by 1920, 80 years after the first calls for suffrage at Seneca Falls,, the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving all American women the right to vote Southern blacks realizing that wartime manufacturing was creating jobs in the North, migrated to the big cities. This was known as the Great Migration in which during 1914- 1920 more than 500000 blacks left the South in search of work…
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course HISTORY GEA2000 taught by Professor Mr.adesina during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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The War to End War - T he War to End War 1917-1918 The nation was not ready for war so by March of 1918 Wilson appointed the War Industries Board

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