What was the significance of industrial production during World War II?
Assessment 1: War Production Drive Official Plan Book
Have students read the following passages from "War Production Drive", and answer the following questions.
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- Using the section "Get Straight on this War (Pg. 4,5) " , answer these questions:
- What is meant by the statement, "In other wars, men, using weapons, did the fighting. In this war, machines, using men, do the fighting?"
- What three aspects make up the "American Game?"
- After reading the passage, "So production of civilian goods must, in large measures, be set aside." hypothesize why some of these items were "set aside&quo;.
- Using the section "FDR's letter to Donald Nelson (Pg. 24,25)", answer these questions:
- What does FDR mean by "Total War"?
- What is the overall message of the letter?
- Using the section "No Stoppage of War Production (Pg. 3)", answer these questions:
- Provide three examples of labor cooperating with the war production effort.