Mobilizing the Home Front

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Mobilizing the Home Front After Pearl Harbor, Americans from all backgrounds committed themselves to mobilizing for war and to the defense of what President Roosevelt called the Four Freedoms.
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Building National Morale Angered by the attack on Pearl Harbor, Americans rallied behind the war effort. Most believed they were fighting for what Roosevelt called the Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. n Volunteers contributed to the war effort by working for the Office of Civilian Defense, growing victory gardens, and collecting materials for the war effort. The popular slogan for the time: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” promote the war effort?
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Consumption to conservation Pots, pans, cans Newspaper Rubber Silk Food gasoline
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Victory Gardens Americans were urged to grow their own vegetables in parks, backyards, and unused lots and eat less meat (which was rationed) Nearly 20 million Americans answered the call and made Victory Gardens -- Fruit and vegetables harvested in these home and community plots was estimated to be 9-10 million tons , an amount equal to all commercial production of fresh vegetables.
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War effort To keep Americans informed about the war, the government established the Office of War Information, which coordinated war news from various federal agencies. n
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