WW1 Mobilization

Woodrow Wilson

Definition and Summary of WW1 Mobilization in America
Summary and Definition: The word Mobilization referred assembling supplies and troops in preparation for war. The United States entered WW1 on April 6, 1917 and the country with faced with the task of mobilizing the nation. Speed was of the essence as no administrative steps had been taken by the Federal Government to prepare for war. Troops were needed for the US army and American industry had to be converted to war production. WW1 mobilization was achieved by mobilizing the troops and the workforce and creating new Federal agencies to regulate the economy and ensure the efficient use of national resources to further the war effort.

WW1 Mobilization for kids
Woodrow Wilson was the 28th American President who served in office from March 4, 1913 to March 4, 1921. One of the important events during his presidency was getting troops and supplies together ready for WW1 Mobilization.


WW1 Mobilization: Fuel Administration Poster

WW1 Mobilization
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WW1 Mobilization Facts for kids: Fast Fact Sheet
The following measures were taken by the Federal Government 1917 - 1918 to further WW1 Mobilization program. Fast, fun, interesting facts about the Federal Agencies and Laws that helped to achieve WW1 Mobilization.

● The 1917 Selective Draft Act was passed to increase the US Army
● The
 Lever Food and Fuel Act was passed by Congress
● The War Industries Board - WIB was created
● The Federal Fuel Administration agency was created
● Federal Possession and Control Act - Railroad Administration established
● Food Administration agency to conserve food by rationing
● The Federal Fuel Administration created to manage oil and coal.
● The Committee on Public Information to provide government propaganda
● The National War Labor Board  was established
● The Espionage and Sedition Acts were passed
● The National War Labor Board (NWLB) was created

WW1 Mobilization Facts for kids
The following fact sheet contains interesting facts and information on WW1 Mobilization for kids.

Facts about the WW1 Mobilization for kids

WW1 Mobilization Fact 1: WW1 began in Europe on July 28, 1914. The United States had adopted a policy of neutrality at the start of the Great War and did not enter conflict until April 6, 1917.

WW1 Mobilization Fact 2: The Federal Government was not prepared for war and rapid steps were required to ready the nation for the conflict.

WW1 Mobilization Fact 3: When the United States entered the war in 1917, the army and National Guard together only had just over 300,000 troops.

WW1 Mobilization Fact 4: The Agencies established by the federal government were given powers to regulate the nationís economy and industrial production.

WW1 Mobilization Fact 5: Congress passed a series of laws designed to support the federal agencies and to stifle what it deemed subversive anti-war opinion and activity.


Facts about the WW1 Mobilization for kids

Facts about the WW1 Mobilization for kids
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Facts about the WW1 Mobilization for kids

WW1 Mobilization Fact 6: President Wilson needed to mobilize the country for war by both the mobilization of industry and of manpower.

WW1 Mobilization Fact 7: The Selective Service Act was passed on May 18, 1917 that required all men between the ages of 21 and 30 to register with locally administered draft boards for military conscription by national lottery.

WW1 Mobilization Fact 8: The national lottery randomly determined the order men were called before a local draft board. The local draft boards were in charge of selecting, or exempting, people from military service. 2.8 million men were inducted into the armed forces between 1917-1918

WW1 Mobilization Fact 9: The War Industries Board (WIB) was created on July 28, 1917 coordinating the production of war materials and the purchase of war supplies.

WW1 Mobilization Fact 10: The Food Administration agency, headed by Herbert Hoover, was created to conserve food by rationing and boost agricultural output in the US.

WW1 Mobilization Fact 11: The Railroad Administration controlled the railroads and established ways to increase operating efficiency and modernize equipment

WW1 Mobilization Fact 12: The Federal Fuel Administration, headed by Harry Garfield, was created to manage and ration the nationís use of oil and coal. To conserve energy daylight-saving time was introduced and shorter workweeks for factories that did not manufacture war materials

WW1 Mobilization Fact 13: The Committee on Public Information (CPI), headed by George Creel, provided propaganda to rally the support of American citizens for all aspects of the war effort

WW1 Mobilization Fact 14: Congress created the National War Labor Board  in March 1918 to prevent strikes that would disrupt production in war industries.

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Facts about the WW1 Mobilization for kids: American entry and US role World War I
On April 6, 1917 the United States Senate declared war on Germany and fought with the allies in WW1. For additional facts and information refer to the following links: .

WW1 Mobilization - President Woodrow Wilson Video
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