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1What is taking place at the time of the novel in the United States During this time President T Woodrow Wilson with the Congress declared war on Germany which is WWI on April 2 1917 At this time there was a large scale of mobilization organization and preparation of people and resources for war The Congress passed many acts and set up many administrations and boards in order to make sure there were enough resources for war The Selective Service Act in 1917 required all men between 2130 register for military service The Liberty Loan Act in 1917 allowed US government to make loans to the Allies so that the Allies would have money to buy US supplies The Espionage Act in 1917 allowed the government to punish anyone who was found helping the enemy or hurting recruitment The Food Administrations set up prices for crops and persuaded Americans to conserve food so that US and Allied soldiers would have enough food in Europe Besides the government effort lots of minorities including women and African-American got great opportunities for new jobs Source King David et al The United States and Its People New York Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 1993 2Find and write down three facts about the author John Steinbeck 61557He was born from German and Irish ancestry 61557He got Pulitzer Prize Fiction Award in 1940 for his novel The Grapes of Wrath 1939 61557His first successful book was Tortilla flat which received the California Commonwealth Clubs Gold Medal for best novel by a California author Source National Steinbeck Center About John Steinbeck-Biography National Steinbeck Center April 24 2003 lthttpwwwsteinbeckorgBiohtmlgt 3Name three other books written by Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath Of Mice and Man East of Eden Source Stephan K Tortilla Flat Western Washington University April 25 2003 lthttpwwwacwwuedustephanSteinbecktortillahtmlgt 4List 6 ideas about paisano 61557They are people with a mixture of Spanish Indian Mexican and Caucasian blood 61557They have dark-colored skin 61557They
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