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How did the American sacrifice for the common good during world war 2?
April 23, 2009 2:49PM
Rationing was a big way. Another item was the Victory Garden, growing food at home so that the farmer's crops could be used for the soldiers. Scrap and Paper drives were also big as scrap metal was collected from all over. Foods and flavors changed as metals and other items were sent to war. Woman went to work in the factories to allow more men to join the fight. They also developed the WPB (War Production Board). The WPB's job was to supervise the changeover from producing goods for peacetime use to producing war material such as planes, ships, and tanks. The WPB also set high goals for production. Under it's guidance, output nearly doubled.