Wartime America

  • Building The Military

    Building The Military
    The selective training and service act was a plan for the first peacetime draft.
    African American forces were segregated and initially kept out of combat later the tuskegee distinguished themselves protecting american bombers.
  • LIfe On The Home Front

    LIfe On The Home Front
    With so many men in the military, employers recruited women. Many of the jobs were nontraditional, such as working in factories.
    Employers resisted hiring African Americans. A. Philip Randolph organized a march for jobs and integration for the military.
  • A Nation On The Move

    A Nation On The Move
    Southern cities expanded, creating a new industrial region called the sun belt. President Roosevelt's war government removed thousands of Americans of Japanese, Italian, and German descent to relocation camps.
  • American Economy In Wartime

    American Economy In Wartime
    The united states quickly increased war production because of plans to build war planes and a two ocean navy.
    Roosevelt believed goverment and businesses must work together to prepare for war. The cost plus system encouraged war production.
  • Daily Life In Wartime

    Daily Life In Wartime
    Demand for raw materials led to shortages. In response, the OPA began rationing. To finance the war, the government raised taxes and issued war bonds.