US History Notes 14

US History Notes 14 - 14.3: Life on the Home Front Average...

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US History Notes 14.1 to 14.3 14.1: Mobilizing for War Roosevelt wants mass production of war materials cost-plus contracts with manufacturers more authority to RFC Auto-industry more than 1/3 of all military equipment Kaiser’s shipyards quickly builds Liberty cargo ships War Production Board settles priorities of contracts Office of War Mobilization Selective Service and Training Act: first peacetime drafts in US history “Double V” campaign urges blacks to join war and overcome Hitler’s racism and racism in US First black unite Tuskegee Airmen lead by Colonel Davis formed Women’s Army Corps lead by Oveta Hobby trained first US women officers
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Unformatted text preview: 14.3: Life on the Home Front Average family income nearly doubles with 19 million new jobs Average of 90 hr work week Rosie the Riveter more women work in factories due to shortage of men A. Philip Randolph Roosevelt creates act to force factories to hire blacks Bracero Program demands help of Mexican farmworkers Sunbelt created as new industrial region by Cali. Rise of juvenile delequency zoot-suits : modern day gangsters w/baggy pants Internment camps for Japanese Americans on West coast Worries of inflation Office of Price Adminstration success $300 billion deficit from War...
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