AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
THE UNITED STATES IN WORLD WAR I[SOURCES]
(A) to promote better race relations during wartime
(B) to increase national trade and to support the import of goods
(C) to convince people to join the military
(D) ** to motivate the public to support the draft and wartime rationing
Concept note-1: -By appealing to the viewer’s emotions this poster helped the U.S. to rally the home front workers and consumers. During the Second World War, all of the national governments of the warring nations used poster campaigns to encourage civilian and military support of the war effort.
Concept note-2: -War and Propaganda During World War II German propaganda emphasized the prowess of the German army and contrasted it with the British and Allied armies who were depicted as cowards and butchers, or brave but misguided. Russian troops were presented as dehumanized beasts and killers who attacked without fear of death.
Concept note-3: -World War II transformed the United States from a midlevel global power to the leader of the “free world.” With this rapid rise in power and influence, the United States had to take on new responsibilities, signaling the beginning of the “American era."
Concept note-4: -To attract U.S. citizens to jobs in support of the war effort, the government created the Office of War Information (OWI) on June 13, 1942, some six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.