The United States Joins the War (Americans Join the War Effort (Selective…
The United States Joins the War
Americans Join the War Effort
Selective Service and the GI
The U.S. drafted 10 million soldiers
Expanding the Military
George Marshall founded WAAC.
Recruiting and Discrimination
The war created new dilemmas for minorities.
300,000 Mexican Americans enlisted in the war.
A Production Miracle
The Industrial Response
Automobile plants had been retooled to make tanks and boats for the war.
More than 6 million new workers were women.
Mobilization of Scientists
The Manhattan Project allowed for research on the Atomic Bomb
The Federal Government Takes Control
The OPA fought inflation by not changing prices of goods.
Rationing allowed fixed allotments of goods that were essential to the military.