WWI-The War at Home

  • African American Migration

    African American Migration
    Between 1910 and 1930, hundreds of thousands of African Americans migrated to such cities as Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. The migration was heaviest from about 1915 to 1925
  • War Industires Board

    War Industires Board
    Reorganized in 1918 under leadership of Bernard M. Baruch. The board encouraged companies to use mass-production techniques to increase efficiency and urged them to eliminate waste by standardizing products-for instance, by making only 5 colos of typewriter ribbons instead of 150
  • Espionage and Sedition Acts

    Espionage and Sedition Acts
    A person could be fined up too $10,000 and sentenced to 20 years in jail for interering with the draft, obstructiing the sale of government bods, or saying anything disloyal, profane, or abusive about the government or the war effort.
  • War Economy

    War Economy
    President Wilson established the National War Labor Board to deal withdisputes between management and labor.The employers told workers that they should "Work or Fight", as a way of threatening to take away their exemption from the draft.
  • Daylight Savings

    Daylight Savings
    The fuel administration introduced another conservation measure: daylight-savings time! This had first been proposed by Benjamin Franklin in the 1700's as a way to take advantage of the longer days of summer.
  • Flu Epidemic

    Flu Epidemic
    US suffered a home-front crisis that affected both men and women, white and black alike. And international flu epidemic gripped the nation. It apparently came from France, to which it had been brought by Chinese war workers. About one-quarter of the US population fell ill with high fever, headaches, and aching muscles, often followed by pneumonia.
  • End of the Flu

    End of the Flu
    About 500,000 americans died before the flu disappeared in 1919.