Quick Fire Facts on Impacts of World War One on America

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Female Suffrage
1920, Women were given the vote- part of the 19th amendment
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'Porkless Thursdays'
This was a way of conserving meat and other precious resources
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7%
Highest rate of taxation in 1917
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Migration
Africa- Americans moved from the south to the north
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Progressivism
This is a political movement or belief, mainly associated with Teddy Roosevelt. During this time many believed that Laissez-faire was having a negative impact
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18-45
This was the age bracket you had to be to join up for the war
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Laissez-faire Economics
This means leave to do, in which there was a policy that business ran business rather than the government. however this was suspended during world war one
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Hoover
Herbert Hoover was the head of food production board
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$35 billion
This was the total cost of the war
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Liberty Bonds
This was the borrowing of money off of it's own peopple to pay for the war, pay back would be with interest and may felt it showed patriotism
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77%
Highest rate of income tax in 1918
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Espionage Act (1917)
This was an act that reduce personal freedom, dealing with the enemies from within
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4 million
This is the amount of men thatwere called up for war
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Railways
These were nationalised and run by the government as part of getting rid of Laissez-faire. Railways are an example of goernment interention
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Spanish Flu
More American soliders died of this that actual war injuries, it spread through countries killing many people
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Selective Service Act
This was conscription
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Beethoven
HIs music was banned from America for being German
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Race Riots
Huge race riots occurded especially in New York, as whites felt there jobs and homes were being taken
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Sedition Act (1918)
This punished those who spoke out aganist the war
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$11 billion
This was the amount of money America loaned out to other countries, making it a creditor nation
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General Pershing
He led the American troops in Europe
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