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World War II Propaganda

United States History Project

Julie Serna

on 12 December 2012

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Propaganda World War I Propaganda Propaganda Writers The Writers War Board was privately organized group for the purpose of exposing propaganda often acting as liaison between the government as well as the writers. Stephanie, Marissa, Julie information, ideas or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group. It's a way of twisting the truth to make the public believe what you want them to. Wake up, America!

Americans weren't excited to enter the war.The government’s main task was to convince American citizens that they must support the war. In this picture a woman dressed in the stars and stripes represents America and American liberty. Propaganda Posters Who invented propaganda? This famous picture of “Uncle Sam” first appeared during World War I. Propaganda Posters Edward Louis Bernays invented propaganda and he was an Austrian- American pioneer. He felt that manipulation was necessary in society. He persuaded a lot of people to do things through these posters. He used some of his uncles theories to promote different things such as stop smoking. If the thrill of heroism didn’t convince young men to join the army, the government thought pretty girls might convince them to join the army. Propaganda Posters College students were encourage to enlist in the army. In this poster a sailor is telling a young man in a suit, “Don’t read American history — make it!” Propaganda Posters Women who wanted to play a more active role could serve their nation by being a nurse. This poster showed nursing as motherhood. A Red Cross nurse, “our greatest mother,” comforts a young girl from the war raging in the background. Propaganda Posters In this poster, Rosie is convincing women to help out in the war by getting jobs and saying women can do it. How was propaganda used in the war? Propaganda Posters Americans at home were reminded that our soldiers were “giving their lives over there” and encouraged the americans at home “give every cent” they could spare to buy Liberty Bonds. Propaganda Posters Children couldn’t afford liberty bonds, but to encourage them to support the war, the government sold war savings stamps worth 10 cents and 25 cents. Like war bonds, the stamps paid interest. In this poster, Uncle Sam teaches children a lesson not only about patriotism but about the importance of saving. World War I Propaganda Video Propaganda was used to recruit soldiers, support the war effort, government, protect civilians and to inform. It wanted more men to fight for their country. Propaganda Posters Even the smallest children were enlisted in the war effort. Wheat was needed for the U.S. soldiers, and so children were encouraged to eat other grains such as oatmeal, corn, and rice — and were reminded, to clean their plates. Work Cited Propaganda Posters http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/propaganda?s=t Because so much food was needed for soldiers and starving civilians in Europe, Americans were encouraged to keep gardens. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_propaganda_during_World_War_II http://wiki.theplaz.com/World_War_2_Propaganda Class Participation What Was Your Favorite Propaganda Poster And Why?

Who Invented Propaganda?
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