FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
His Qualities and How Those Led To Rapid Mobilization
FDR was a born leader. Historian David Kennedy notes, "he was a quick study," self confident, and had charisma. With these qualities, Franklin D. Roosevelt served for four presidential terms!
War Bonds were an essential part of funding World War 2. The bonds made it possible to finance military operations and various other other projects. In hard times, these bonds could be used to control inflation.
Rationing was a crucial idea during World War 2. With the help of rationing, it was possible to calculate the amount of food needed to be grown, ate, and sent overseas.
Volunteers played an instrumental role in deciding the victory for the Allies. By raising morale, helping communities, gathering supplies, and caring for the injured, together the volunteers did monumental work.
Victory Gardens, did a fantastic job of what they were intended for. Not only did they reduce stress on the public food supply, but they gave a sense of purpose to those on the home front.
The United States Office of War Information was established in order to concentrate the government information for the public, and to spread propaganda to the home front and abroad.
The economic effects of World War II in the States were astounding. The unemployment rate dropped below 2%. Production of aircraft, munitions, and ships all saw a giant increases of over 1000% within four years.
This all goes to show that when a nation comes together, there can be no obstacle big and strong enough to stop what we want to achieve.