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Mobilization of the Economy

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Mobilization of the Economy In April, 1917 Wilson created the Committee on Public Information  (CPI) headed by journalist George Creel. These 75,000 people… propaganda showing the war was a crusade for freedom and  democracy…. Civil liberties were also curtailed during the war. The Nation’s 8  million German-Americans suffered during this time with both the  Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918 targeted them.  Virtually any criticism of the government could be censored and  punished. In 1919, the SC case of Schenck vs. United States. A draft was finally called for in September of 1917, after 6 weeks 
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Unformatted text preview: of fighting in Congress. Some thought we might not need to send troops, but the Allies needed soldiers badly by May of 1917. The draft act called…even women were admitted to the armed forces (noncombat roles) – most in the navy 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 and alliance between business and military leaders…....
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