America Mobilization into WWI

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Mona Shen 1 Period 1 America’s Mobilization into WWI By 1917, when America had finally entered WWI, the government had a lot on its plate. To stand a chance in winning the war, America adapted to the dire economy, mobilized the women and strengthened the military. WWI certainly drained the economy and brought about civilian sacrifice. Food was rationed, but the Food Administration fought to increase food production. Victory gardens were setup. They not only showed efforts to grow food, but also showed civilian support of the war. Money was also short. And to pay off the $32 billion war debt, Liberty and Victory Bonds were sold. To ensure peace and efficiency within the American economy, the chance of strikes was lowered thanks to efforts by the National War Labor Board. To sustain the economy while millions of men went to war, women and other minorities mobilized. Though these women were replaced after the war, they showed women could perform the same jobs as men. Furthering support for gender equality, WWI was the first war that
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