Chapter 14: The United States in World War II
Section 1: Mobilizing for Defense

Name____________________________

Main Idea:

Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the United States mobilized for war.

Objectives:

People, places and terms:

Cost plus

Disenfranchised

draft

George Marshall

Woman's Auxillary Army Corps. (WAAC)

A Philip Randolf

Manhattan Project

Office of Price Administration (OPA)

office of war mobilization

War Production Board (WPA)

Rationing

Double "V" campaign

Tuskegee Airmen

 

Questions:
How did the American response to the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor differ from Japanese expectations?


What government policies helped American industry to produce large quantities of materials?

 

What need led to the production of Liberty ships?

How did the staus of women and African Americans in the armed forces change during the war?

 

What difficulties did women and minorities face in the wartime work force?

 

Why did President Roosevelt create the OSRD, and what did it do?

 

What basic problems were the OPA and WPA created to solve?

List 4 challenges to mobilization
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