World War II Mobilization: Preparing for War
•Selective Service and Training Act
•Office of War Mobilization
•Liberty Ship – Henry Kaiser
•War Bonds / Liberty Bonds
•Rationing / Conservation
•Rosie the Riveter -->
How Did We Get Here?
•Is the U.S. ready for war?
•What does a nation
need to prepare for war?
“Let’s get ready to rumble!”
Preparing for War – What the U.S. Needs
• Selective Training and Service Act
•Artillery and Supplies – Production
• Office of War Mobilization
• Liberty Ships
• Liberty Bonds
• Government Deficit
Preparing For War – A Grassroots Effort
• Victory Gardens
• “Loose Lips Sink Ships”
Preparing for War – Public Cooperation
Propaganda Poster Assignment
In groups of 3-4, analyze your poster and be prepared to
report on the following:
-Who is your poster aimed at?
-What does your poster ask them to do?
-How does your poster get its point across?
-What is the significance of your poster’s issue to the
•Read chapter 18, section 1 – Mobilization
•CLASS CHOICE: Quiz Monday, or
answer textbook questions