Government Organizes for the War

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Government Organizes for the War War leads to expanded government power 1.ceration of Federal Boards to control use of resources: War Industries Board Industries controls the production so then all the production can go to the war Food Administration Gov’t does this so the soldiers and military could have the food Hoover ran the Food Administration Didn’t like the fact that the govt was trying to take away rights but then torn  because of the war Constantly controlling food production and industries productions so all efforts  could go to the war efforts 2. Drafted initiated -1917 to mobilize men Had parties celebrated it 3. Control of public opinion and manufacturing consent for war Committee on Public Information The head of the committee   George Creel (former newspaper man) Spared no effort to try to win the adherence of the cause of supporting WWI Would go out and give short 4to 5 min speeches telling people why to support the  effort Would show films of the Germans showing why we had to go to war and why they  were so bad Sent to German pro war propaganda Immigrants, they had to understand and act if they were “100% American” Set up citizenship classes And classes to tell why to fight Many immigrants signed up and went and fought for WWI Few of them learned how to put together armies and went back to their homes  and set up forces to battle the Germans Espionage Act of 1917 Said that you could not do anything or say anything that obstructs the draft or  criticize the American War effort
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