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Homefront in WWII

TermDefinition
Rationing Limiting the use of certain items during wartime (during WWII, items such as gasoline, rubber, meat, sugar and more)
Internment The imprisonment or confinement of a large group of people without charges being brought, a trial, or sometimes even evidence of wrongdoing. Example: Japanese Americans in WWII
Women in WWII During WWII large numbers of women served in the military for the first time, and large numbers of women went to work in factories (Rosie the Riveter)
Victory Gardens Americans were encouraged to grow these in an effort to grow more food and allow food from large farms to be sent to Europe for the war effort
Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group was an all African American group of fighter pilots who shot down more than 200 enemy planes.
War Bonds An effort to fund the war (also helped control inflation). Purchasers would get a small return on their investment as well as being able to feel they were contributing to the war effort
Propaganda Information designed to promote a specific point of view. Generally designed to get a person to think or do a certain thing. Example: Rosie the Riveter
mobilization military and civilian preparations for war
Rosie the Riveter Advertising campaign (propaganda) designed to encourage women to work in factories during WWII
Scrap Metal Drives Designed to conserve materials and contribute materials for war supplies (tanks, guns, planes, etc)
Created by: mrfordglobal