Chapte 18:1 and 2 notecards

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mobilizing

the act of assembling troops and getting supplies ready for war

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1940 Selective Training and Service Act

all men aged 21-36 required to sign up, some were drafted

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GI

"government issue:
Americans who served as sailors. sailors, and aviators in the war

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diversity in the armed forces

many people from different race accepted but segregated

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women in the military

worked in all areas except for combat

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war production board (WPB) jan 1942

encourage companies to makes goods for the war

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May 1943: James F.Byrnes appointed head of...

Office of War Mobilization
he had a lot of power

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factories were

converted to war production industry factories

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Henry J. Kaiser created

liberty ships

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liberty ships

large merchant ships to transport supplies to troops

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"cost-plus" system

paid companies for producing war goods

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did they meet production goals

yes

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what occured in teh war manufactoring industry

unemployment went down and wages went up as well as union membershuo and strikes