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War Industries Board –
encouraged companies to use mass-production techniques to increase efficiency and eliminate waste.
Bernard M. Baruch-
Leader of the War Industries Board. Under this board, productivity increased by 20%.
George Creel-
Head of the Committee of Public Information. The nation’s first propaganda agency to advertise the war.
Espionage and Sedition Acts –
a person can be finedup to $10,000 and sentenced to 20 years in jail for interfering with the draft, obstructing the sale of government bonds, or saying anything disloyal toward the government. This was a violation of the First amendment.
Great Migration-
large-scale movement of hundreds of thousands of Southern blacks to cities in the North. (Large movement between 1910 and 1920.)
Civilians Support of the War Effort

Social Impacts?
– African-Americans migrated North to larger cities (Chicago, NY, Philadelphia.) Competed with the whites for jobs and companies used them at times of strikes.
Women- found themselves participating in untraditional roles. Provided labor force in jobs that were traditionally held my males.
Civilians Support of the War Effort

Economic Impacts?
Economic- War Industries Board help implement new process efficiencies that led to increased production.
WIB and other agencies imposed methods of rationing – steel, leather, food, etc.
Effect of the Committee on Public Information-
actively attempting to persuade the public to support the government and war efforts.
What were some of the impacts of the War on diverse ethnic backgrounds? –
Anti immigrant Hysteria - Bad sentiments towards individuals immigrating from other nations – especially Germany. Anything “german” was frowned upon
The Reasons for the Espionage and Sedition Acts –
Government was looking for conformity to the pro-war effort. This act was a violation of the First Amendment