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1

Congress created new agencies to do what?

coordinate mobilization and ensure the efficient use of natural resorces

2

the War Industries Board was run by who?

Bernard Baruch

3

the Food Administration was run by who?

Herbert Hoover

4

The Food Administration encouraged people to conserve food and to grow what in their backyards?

Victory Gardens

5

who ran the fuel administration?

Harry Garfield

6

what did the fuel administration do?

tried to manage the coal and oil

7

How did we fund the war effort?

Raised income taxes, placed new taxes on corporate profits, and imposed an extra tax on arms factories

8

Then the government also borrowed over $20 billion through what?

Liberty and Victory Bonds

9

the government then established what to prevent strikes from disrupting the war effort?

The National War Labor Board

10

Who took the place of men in the workforce?

Women

11

A massive population of African Americans moved north to work during this time. This became known as what?

The Great Migration

12

Who was supposed to "sell" the war to the American People?

The Committe on public info

13

What acts allowed government officals to prosecute anyone who criticized the war effort?

the Espionage and Sedation Acts

14

Congress created a conscription system called what?

Selective Service

15

How many Americans were drafted?

2.8 Million

16

How many died in combat, how many were wounded?

50,000 died, 200,000 wounded

17

How many died from disease?

60,000

18

African American soldiers encountered what?

Prejudice, and Descrimination

19

WWI was the first war in which who officially served in the armed forces, but only in noncombat positions

Women