WWI : Home Front Project

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  • BUSINESS + GOVERNMENT
  • BUSINESS + GOVERNMENT
  • GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA
  • Woodrow Wilson partnered up with the Federal Trade Commision in 1915 to eliminate the idea of the need for monopolies so that the focus could be on protecting consumers rather than unfair competition.
  • GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA
  • "The Democratic party does know how to serve business in this country." Arthur S. Link, New York 1963.
  • WAR STRATEGY PLAN
  • The War Revenue Act was established on October 13, 1917, to increase taxes on corporations and those who had an income of $40K+ in hopes to raise money to pay for the war.
  • PRIMARY SOURCE
  • In an address to Congress, President Wilson listed his 14 Points that pertained to WWI, some important ones being; open diplomacy, free intl. sea trade, less weapons, fair + equal division of colonial land and the establishment of a independent countries.
  • ATTACK ON CIVIL LIBERTIES
  • President Wilson appointed a independent govt agency named the Committee of Public Info to be in charge of the distribution of media and propaganda to spread the U.S.'s message of fighting for a democratic safe world and equality.
  • Posters such as this one were used to get the American public to empathy for the soldiers who were "giving their lives" to save America in hopes of they would help pay for the war. George W. Bartlett, 1918.
  • Established on May 18, 1917, the US national Draft was used to recruit more men into the military. Any men who were currently employed were forced to enlist. According to EHA, 4.8 million served however around 1.4 million of them actually saw battleground.
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