Manufacturing Victory

The Arsenal of Democracy

The United States had remained mired in the Great Depression throughout the 1930s. But once the United States entered the war, the American economy mobilized and dramatically transformed into the Arsenal of Democracy, exceeding all production expectations and spearheading the Allied drive to victory. American industry poured out weapons and war material in staggering amounts, and utilized scientific and technological innovation to best our enemies in quality as well as quantity of equipment.

Additional support provided by The Reily Foundation; Davis Family in Honor of Lt. Col. James E. Davis, U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps; Motorola Solutions Foundation; In Honor of Martin W. Clement; and Charles and Elizabeth Goodyear.