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Eddie Rickenbacker-
hero of WW I. Had the most victories as a pilot.
Selective Service Act-
the draft. Woman and men with families were exempt. Mostly single men btwn. 21 and 23. A large percentage of Afro-Americans were drafted. The units were segregated
Convoy System
- merchant vessels would travel inlarge routes with a guard of circling destroyers and cruisers.
Alvis York
a war hero. A born-again Christian. Initially opposed war on moral grounds. Eventually, became comfortable with the war effort as it was an important cause.
Conscientious Objector
- a person who opposes war on moral grounds.
Mechanized Warfare
- relies on machines powered by gasoline and diesel engines.
Problems American Faced Going into WWI
1. Built up Fleet of Ships -Exempted Ship-yard Workers from the Draft; promoted shipyards; developed new building techniques; private ships were converted to naval use. -
2. Limited recuits - implemented Selective Service Act as a result.
3. Out-dated Weaponry -- needed to develop more current supply of weapons -- such as the tank and the airplane. Also machine guns, poison gas.
4. Medical Conditions - trench foot and mouth. Filthy conditions.
Selective Service Act-
Who was exempt from the draft?
Married and those with dependents
Selective Service- Whate role did woman play in the war effort?-
Not drafted. Held positions with the Navy as secretaries and telephone operators and in hospitals. Were not allowed to have a salary.
Selective Service
What was the treatment of the Afro-American during WWI?
had separate living quarters and recreational areas. Had separate infantries. Typically assigned to non-combat duty. Some black officers. They were in charge of black infantries.