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This act allowed for people holding/teaching anarchical views could be expelled from the United States
As well as as affecting soldiers on the front, civilians were also affected by Influenza. It caused a lot of the countries funds to go into public health, diverting some money away from the war efforts. With most of the countries in huge debt due to the war, the influenza epidemic made it worse for almost every country
When America first entered the war in 1917, baseball players were made to do military drills before games. Then during the 1918 baseball season, overall attendance to games decreased by 2 million people, while 220 MLB players were drafted and sent to Europe
After a poor harvest in 1916 and in 1917, along with major exports to the war, the US food prices had risen 82% by 1917. Unlike in Europe, President Wilson refused to ration food, instead he introduced a socialist-like policy, where he used Government corporations to control the food, allowing fair prices for the US citizens.
Loans that could be purcased by the american people in order to finance the war. Supposedly has a 3% interest payment, and if they weren't purchased it showed a lack of patriotism towards the war.
A group of English men were sent to France to film the Allied push along the Somme river. They filmed a large amount of the battle, including the day when Britain lost 60,000 men. The film was set back to Britain for censorship and was released as a feature length film called "The Battle of the Somme"
A poem written by Canadian, Major John McRae after he witnessed the Second Battle of Ypres, the battle in which poison gas was first used. This is one example of literature which describes war from a soldiers point of view. This poem in particular was published all over the world, and is one of the most popular "war poems" of the time.
In the second year of war, the English secretary of state allowed reporters to go to the Western Front. This meant that people not in the war could learn about what was happening, even though the newspaper articles were heavily censored
On this date, Englishwomen Flora Sandes along with 36 other English nurses went to Serbia to help in the war. These women acted as medics as well as soldiers, who fought in WWI and treated the wounded males. They insisted to be treated like all the other male soldiers, and were treated in that way
During the war, the agricultural business grew far more efficient, and the agricultural business grew.
The US Govt. collaborated with the advertising business in order to convince the people of america to be involved and support the war.
During the war in Europe, America flourished as an arms industry by providing weaponry to the Allies.