The Flu Epidemic
By: Tiffany Savannah Cody Sierra
In 1918, the U.S. suffered a home front crisis,an international flu epidemic. It affect one fourth of the population. This event was very devastating and caused a lot of problems in the country.
The flu was a terrible thing that led to many problems
- Mines shut down
- Telephone service was cut in half
- Factories cut hours
- Cities ran out of corpses
- Dead bodies lay unburied for up to a week
"So many people died from the flu they just rang the bells; they didn't dare take corpses into the church"
Epidemic killed about 500,000 Americans before disappearing in 1919
Influenza killed as many as 30 million people
One-third of troops died
WWI Brought on death and disease to millions but, like the flu epidemic, the war came to a sudden end
After four years of slaughter and destruction the time had come to forge a peace settlement.