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I. America Joins the War Effort

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Amanda Uhrig

on 17 February 2015

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Transcript of I. America Joins the War Effort

A. Pearl Harbor Ends American Neutrality
of Japanese Americans
1. President Roosevelt orders the removal and internment of Japanese Americans on basis of national security
a. 2/3 were
i. First generation Japanese Americans in the United States
America Joins the War
B. Selective Service and the GI
i. Expanded American military.
C. Expanding the Military
George Marshall
WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps)
GI Bill of Rights
i. Allocated federal funds to pay for soldiers’ education and training
E. Discrimination and Reaction
i. Civil Rights Protests
James Farmer
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
2. Riots erupt... precursor to the civil rights movement of the 1960’s
ii. Minorities: Should we fight?
1. Despite concerns, minorities joined the war efforts serving a vital role

A Production Miracle
A. The Industrial Response
i. Peacetime industrial plants retool to produce tanks, planes, boats, and command cars
1. Economic boom
B. Agricultural Response
i. Large increase in food production
C. Agricultural improvement
i. Improvements in farm machinery
ii. Rising crop prices
D. Labors Contributions
i. Social Impacts
1. A need to replace labor
a. Working Women provide a major source for labor replacement.
(Women's Activity)
ii. Minorities as a source for labor replacement
"The Great Migration"

a. Many low class men from areas in the South to the Midwest/Appalachia regions and out West.
E. Mobilization of Scientists
Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD)
- 1941
1. Created by President Roosevelt to help bring scientists into the war effort
a. Atomic bomb researched and developed as part of the
Manhattan Project
Federal Government Takes Control
A. Economic Controls
Office of Price Administration (OPA)
1. Fought
with price freezes.
a. Americans were encouraged to spend on war bonds

War Protection Board (WPB)

1. Created to ensure military was adequately supplied

sets up system for households to receive coupon books to use for buying goods
Exit Slip Questions:

How did the U.S. military reflect the diversity of American society during WWII?

How did the federal government’s actions influence civilian life during WWII?
Meeting your Instructors...
Ms. Arsena
Born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 2011
Played trumpet in Marching Band as well as Symphonic Band and Pep Band
Involved in musicals and show choir
Senior at the University of Akron
Cleveland Browns fan
Had floor seats at Katy Perry over the summer
Has 2 cats that live with her and her boyfriend (Julie & Beep)
Has 2 boxer dogs that still live at home with her parents (Sammy & Sugar)
Loves The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Family Feud, Project Runway and The Ellen Degeneres Show
LOVES anything and everything Disney
Meeting your Instructors...
Ms. Uhrig
Meeting your Instructors...
Mr. Collins

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.” - Charles R. Swindoll
Meeting your Instructors...
Mr. Williams
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