MOBILIZING FOR DEFENSE (Americans Join the War Effort (Expanding The…
MOBILIZING FOR DEFENSE
A Production Miracle
Nearly 18 million workers were working in war industries.
Mobilization of Scientist
FDR created the Office of Scientific Research and Development to bring scientist into the war effort.
The Industrial Response
Many factories were converted to war productions.
Americans Join the War Effort
Expanding The Military
George Marshall pushed for the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps.
Recruiting and Discrimination
Many minority groups joined the U.S. army.
Selective Service and the GI
The Selective Service System expanded the draft.
Many non-white U.S. citizens joined the army.
The Federal Government Takes Control
The OPA set up a system for rationing. Under this system,household received ration books with coupons .
FDR created the Office of Price Administration to fight inflation by freezing prices on goods.