To assemble or prepare for war

The Draft

Although many Americans were signing up to enlist in the war, it was clear that a draft would be needed to raise the type of force that America needed. The draft stated that all men between the ages of 21 and 30 must sign up for military services. Within months, 10 million men had signed up across the nation.

Mobilization in Industry

Women in Industry

Because the men had been drafted to war, the women were left to take care of things back home. This included taking on roles that men would normal acquire such as working in factories. Many factories had switched to making ammunition and war related products and these items were now assembled by women.