World War II

FDR ADDRESSES THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND BRINGS IN NEW DEALS:

  • FDR took action to increase the earning of farmers, restricting the farm production. This resolution has been criticized for causing a decrease in production. However, statistics prove the farmers' income increased


  • He created the new New Deal. The importance of the New Deal was to manage large projects to increase government spending to create jobs and have society have an over all high income. This type of spending also helped confidence of businessmen who were becoming more positive in building their careers to expand their businesses.


WAR BONDS:

War bonds were used to finance the war, people would pay to contribute their war and country. Later they would plan on returning the money to those who had sent. They were sold for 75% value and helped prevent inflation in the economy.

RATIONING:

Rationing was firstly established to avoid public anger with shortages of supplies and to not allow the wealthy to be the only people being able to afford necessary goods. It's the regulation of food, resources, and materials. It made the prices go down and the employment rate increase, really helping out struggling families during the war.

VOLUNTEERISM:

Over 750,000 men throughout the duration of the war, voluntarily joined the army. There were people volunteering in many different ways trying to help the men over seas, and make sure they were getting the food and goods they needed. During World War II a lot of help throughout the country were in need of help, and volunteerism was what helped the people who needed things. Women and children would create signs to support giving to the army and joining to fight.

VICTORY GARDENS:

The government was encouraging citizens to grow their own food and start victory gardens. Victory gardens were gardens that contained fruits and vegetables that were planted in private property and public parks in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Germany. It was noted that more than 20 million of the gardens were planted.

OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION:

The United States Office of War Information was an U.S government agency created during the war to combine existing government services and deliver information abroad. Using radio broadcasting, newspapers, films and different forms of media, the United States Office of War connected between the war and civil communities.
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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION CHANGES:

The great depression really hurt the United States during WWII because of lack of supplies. They had to cut down on items like sugar, oil, tires, butter shoes, coffee and other needs. The United States really needed to make production changes to save money and be able to fight and be there for the country.