Ask Mr. Donn
World War I
How did the expansion in industry affect the USA?
Prior to WW1, American industry was just becoming a force in the world economy. With the war, industry and the need for all the material to fight a war (ships, planes, uniforms, guns, ammunition, etc.) became a driving force in the economy of the USA and the world. This led to a huge expansion in American industry, which continued after the war ended. Effects of WW1