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America calling, take your place in civilian defense
America calling, take your place in civilian defense
Resource Typeimage
TitleAmerica calling, take your place in civilian defense
Coverage / Year1942
DescriptionPoster, color, 40 x 30 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationOn May 20, 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Office of Civilian Defense within the Office of Emergency Management. This office coordinated federal, state, and local efforts in all defense undertakings; made plans for the protection of life and property in case of air raids; sustained national morale; and provided opportunities for civilian participation in the defense program. At the beginning of 1943 ten million volunteers were enrolled in civilian defense programs. Eventually more than twelve million volunteers participated.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorUnited States. Emergency Management Office. Division of Information
Other ContributorsMatter, Herbert, 1907-1984 [artist]
Fisher, Arthur H. [photographer]
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; Civil defense; World War, 1939-1945--United States; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20193p
CONTENTdm file name7963020252002_ww20193p.jpg
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