Flashcards in Chapter 16 Section 2 Deck (19):
Congress created new agencies to do what?
coordinate mobilization and ensure the efficient use of natural resorces
the War Industries Board was run by who?
the Food Administration was run by who?
The Food Administration encouraged people to conserve food and to grow what in their backyards?
who ran the fuel administration?
what did the fuel administration do?
tried to manage the coal and oil
How did we fund the war effort?
Raised income taxes, placed new taxes on corporate profits, and imposed an extra tax on arms factories
Then the government also borrowed over $20 billion through what?
Liberty and Victory Bonds
the government then established what to prevent strikes from disrupting the war effort?
The National War Labor Board
Who took the place of men in the workforce?
A massive population of African Americans moved north to work during this time. This became known as what?
The Great Migration
Who was supposed to "sell" the war to the American People?
The Committe on public info
What acts allowed government officals to prosecute anyone who criticized the war effort?
the Espionage and Sedation Acts
Congress created a conscription system called what?
How many Americans were drafted?
How many died in combat, how many were wounded?
50,000 died, 200,000 wounded
How many died from disease?
African American soldiers encountered what?
Prejudice, and Descrimination