U.S. Prepares For WWII (Americans Join The War Effort (Selective Service…
U.S. Prepares For WWII
Americans Join The War Effort
Selective Service And The GI
Selective Service System expanded the draft and eventually provided another 10 million soldiers to meet the armed forces needs
Expanding The Military
George Marshall pushed for the formation of a Women Auxiliary Army Corps.
Recruiting and Discrimination
Restricted to racially segregated neighborhoods and reservations and denied basic citizenship rights.
More than 300,000 Mexican Americans joined the arm forces.
A Production Miracle
The Industrial Response
Factories were quickly converted to war production.
More than 6 million of new workers were women
Mobilization Of Scientists
Roosevelt created the Office Of Scientific Research and Development to bring scientists into the war effort
The Federal Government Takes Control
The OPA fought inflation by freezing prices on most goods
Rationing is establishing fixed allotments of goods deemed essential for the military