WORLD WAR I
The Economy During World War I
The Finical cost or World War 1 was $22,625,253,000. The US spent a lot of money and we were during the Great Depression. Between 1914 and 1918, some 3 million people were added to the military and half a million to the government. Overall, unemployment declined from 7.9 percent to 1.4 percent in this period, in part because workers were drawn in to new manufacturing jobs and because the military draft removed from many young men from the civilian labor force.
Cited links: "The Economics of World War I." The Economics of World War I. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.
Prejudice against German Americans
Cited:"FAST-US-1 Intro to American English Reference File." FAST-US-1 Intro to American English Reference File. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.
two months after America's formal entrance into World War I against Germany, the United States Congress passes the Espionage Act. The Espionage Act essentially made it a crime for any person to convey information intended to interfere with the U.S. armed forces prosecution of the war effort or to promote the success of the country's enemies. Anyone found guilty of such acts would be subject to a fine of $10,000 and a prison sentence of 20 years.
Cited: "U.S. Congress Passes Espionage Act." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.