Chapter 19 Section 4

Report
Chapter 19
Section 4
Americans on the Home
Front
Liberty Bonds
 Special bonds to
support the war effort
Price Controls
 A system of pricing
determined by the
government
Rationing
 Distributing food to
consumers in a fixed
amount

Hoover had the power
to use rationing, but
intervened in the economy to help the war
effort?
 Liberty bonds
 Rationing
 Price controls
Describe some of the changes
that wartime brought to the
workplace?
 Women worked in jobs
traditionally held by
Daylight Savings Time
 Turning clock ahead 1
hour

Maximize work that
can be done in
daylight
Propaganda
 Information used
in
order to sway public
opinion

During the war,
How does this poster depict
German soldiers?
 They are not depicted
as human
Sedition
 Any speech or action
that
What was the purpose of the
Sedition Act?
 Made
it illegal to
obstruct the sale of
liberty bonds or to
discuss anything
“disloyal, profane,
scurrilous, or abusive”.
Why did many people have a
problem with the Sedition Act?
 It violated the 1st
Amendment’s
guarantee of freedom
of speech
newspapers, magazines, and movies
during the war?
 The
government
censored the press and
banned certain films
 Challenged any media
influences that
How did the government
control political radicals?
 By implementing the
Sedition Act
 Having law
enforcement hound
various groups and
individuals (such as the
IWW)
Vigilante
 Citizens who
How did business replace the
workers that the military draft
had taken away?
•
They allowed,
women, Mexicans,
and African
Americans to take
over the work
–
Mexicans were
actually
encouraged to
immigrate to the
U.S. to work
What impact did the war have
on minorities and women?
 New jobs available
 Seemed to be the
beginning of some
major social change

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