U.S. PREPARES FOR WWII (A Production Miracle (Industrial response (Across…
U.S. PREPARES FOR WWII
A Production Miracle
Across the nation factories quickly began to convert to war production
Shipyards and defense plants expanded rapidly
Almost 18 million workers were laboring in war industries by 1944.
Defense plants hired over 2 million minority workers during the war years.
The Federal Government Takes Control
Office of Price Administration is created to freeze prices on goods and stop inflation.
War Production Board is established to ensure soldiers were supplied with there needs.
Rationing established a fixed allotment of goods for civilians.
Many people during these times car shared to save on gas
America Joins the War Effort
Selective service and the GI
The draft provided ten million U.S. soldiers.
Africans and other minorities began joining the war effort.
Expanding the Military
Over 350,000 women served during this time in auxiliary branches
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps is established