American War Impact

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The Impact on the American people changed how Americans thought, the American economy, and American social society system. The war was an unethical terrible thing for the United States to get involved in because it did not help or improve the United States. The U.S. although may have gained some new techniques of producing the war did not equally give to the U.S. good policies. In the beginning of world war one the United States did not join the war, but by the end of the war the United States will become a major proponent of the war. The start of the war was caused by the increased militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism. Since the United States was isolated from Europe it was not in any allies and was not dragged into the war …show more content…

The Espionage and Sedition Acts were also passed in June of 1917 in order to punish anyone saying anything bad about the government or the war effort by either fining them up to $10,000 or imprisoning them for up to 20 years (Danzer 598). These Acts which clearly violated the first amendment prevented anyone from criticizing the government, war, or the draft. In fact Charles T. Schenck who printed a flyer disowning the draft was trialed of sedition, and although the case went Supreme Court, he was still convicted (Danzer 598). Concluding that although some major achievements were made during the war the majority of social reforms were bad for the American People. Because of the great scale of World War One the economy of the U.S. Had to be shifted away from producing consumer goods to producing War supplies for the military efforts of the Alliance in Europe. This had a gigantic effect on the economy, which in turn had a significant difference on how average Americans had to live their …show more content…

War bonds were sold to American citizens so Americans could support the allied powers military actions. To help regulate U.S. resources The War industries Board was created as a government agency in 1917 to help business produces products faster, more effective, and less expensive (Danzer 595). The War Industries Board also introduced quotas to several businesses as a required incentive to keep workers moving faster (Danzer 595). Bernard M. Baruch reorganized the Agency to encourage business to adopt different techniques in order to increase efficiency (Danzer 595). The Board encouraged policies like a standardization where instead of made 150 different colors of ink for a typewriter just five colors would be made (Danzer 595). The reorganizing of the economy worked because by the end of the war production had been increased by twenty percent (Danzer 595). Although prices on consumer goods had skyrocketed since the war industries board had fixed prices to almost double what they had been before the war (Danzer 595). Although The War Industries Board was a major proponent in the economy of the war, they were the only agency helping to speed up the efficiency of production during the

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