WWI U.S. Soldiers
- Asia, Africa, and the Middle East had natural resources, and could
serve as markets for European nation's manufactured goods.
A total war effort
- Total war effort: Government organized all people in the country
to help fight the war.
- Rationing means putting a limit on resources or food that people
American trade favors the Allies
- U.S. actions favored the Allies because U.S. sold them weapons,
ammunition, food, supplies.
The Cost of the War
- WWI helped U.S. economy be more productive because U.S. was the
The War's Effect on the U.S. Economy
- War Industries Board organized railroads into one system and ordered
more ships built to increase industrial production.
- Standardize is to make all products with the same dimensions.
- Business owners increased the prices of their products, gave small
increases to workers. Thus, owner's profits increased.
- Workers' wages and conditions improved very little because labor
struck while the U.S. was neutral.
- Mission of the National War Labor Board was responsible for working
out agreements to prevent strikes.
- Farmers bought more machinery and farmed more land during WWI.
Financing the war
- Income tax on people and taxes on business profits were raised
for the U.S. to pay for the war.
- Because of the rebuilding of Europe, and the needs of the American
public, after the war there was a great demand for U.S. items.
- African Americans moved to northern cities in 1915-1920 to escape
discrimination and to find jobs.
- Women worked in blue-collar jobs meant the role of women changed
during the war.