WORLD WAR I

1914-1918

Building The Army

The US built an army for the war by drafting as many men that they can. And jobs were desperate for workers so they hired the women to work in place of the men.



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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.

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Women Working

In July 1914, before the war broke out there were 3.2 million women in employment. This had risen to 5 million by January 1918. Many married women were forced in to work by death of there husbands.



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Resistance to the draft

The resistance to refuse to comply with certain civil laws, usually as a matter of moral conviction and by means of passive Resistance.



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Prejudice against German Americans

German-Americans often encountered persecution, with the result that many "Americanized" the spellings, forms and pronunciation of their names (such as "Schmidt" into "Smith" or Lüchow's [a New York restaurant] into Luchow's) in order to better assimilate. In one Midwestern family, the original German surname "Rau" (or "Rauh," depending on the records consulted) was anglicized to "Rowe," though retaining the German prounciation. Later, one of the family's sons changed the pronunciation of his family name to "Row" (as in "row, row, row the boat ...") when he joined the U.S. Army and went to Europe to fight against Germany.


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.

Espionage Act

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.

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