Mobilization during World War 2.

Franklin Roosevelt's Leadership and Mobilization during WW2.

Ending the Great Depression

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected into office in 1932, he made a series of laws and policies known as the " New Deal ". These laws helped bring the Great Depression to an end and help the country's economy get back on track, and to improve it to prevent another Depression. During this many programs and services we know today were introduced such as social security, public housing, aid to children and unemployment compensation.

Pre-war mobilization of World War 2.

Before the United States entry into World War 2, Roosevelt took many steps in order to be more prepared for the day the U.S was thrown into war. Many of these steps included building and manufacturing more weapons, vehicles and enlisting more men into the armed forces.

War Bonds.

Rations during World War 2.


The war caused shortages of all things: Rubber, Metal, Clothing, Gasoline and most of all Food. Due to all of these shortages the U.S government created a system of rationing that would distribute foods that were in short supply fairly. Every American was issued a series of ration books during the war. The book contained stamps for certain rationed items.

Volunteerism in the U.S

During World War 2 many ordinary Americans volunteered to do their part in winning the war. Americans made bandages, knit socks, collected books and enrolled in Red Cross, Victory Corps and Civilian Defense organizations to support the troops abroad.
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Victory Gardens.

During World War 2, Victory Gardens were planted by families in the United States to help prevent food shortages. Planting Victory Gardens helped make sure that there was enough food for our soldiers around the world. At their peak there was around 20,000,000 Victory Gardens planted in the U.S
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Office of War Information.

Office of War Information (OWI) created on June 13, 1942, six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. OWI photographers documented American life and culture by showing aircraft factories, members of the armed forces, and women the in the workforce, Using propaganda (photographs and captions with emotional content), the OWI aimed to inspire patriotic fervor in the American public.