Learning Goal: I’m working on a history project and need support to help me lear
Learning Goal: I’m working on a history project and need support to help me lear
Learning Goal: I'm working on a history project and need support to help me learn.Propaganda had a tremendous impact on U.S. involvement in World War I. Our learning objective for Discussion this week is to better appreciate efforts by the Wilson administration to persuade American popular opinion in favor of U.S. entry into World War I with a series of prowar parades, newspaper ads, speeches—and posters. More specifically, however, you are encouraged to contemplate the role of propaganda in a democracy. Is propaganda democratic? ➢ First, READ Chapter 21 of your textbook (including the primary sources), and especially the section about propaganda and the role of George Creel and the Committee on Public Information. ➢ Next, EXPLORE THE EVIDENCE: World War I Posters (Library of Congress) Posters that Sold World War I to the American Public (Smithsonian) ➢ Then, IDENTIFY A POSTER that catches your eye. You are invited to choose any poster that you wish, with the exception of the very famous “I Want You” Uncle Sam poster at the top of this page. Attach the image (or include a url link to the image) in your post, with the following explanation: • Describe the image. What do you like about the poster and why? Explain the message. What kind of sentiment was the poster intending to provoke? Predict the audience. To whom was this poster’s message aimed? Predict the popular response. What was the intended response to this poster? • Finally, contemplate the relationship between propaganda and democracy. Is propaganda democratic? Explain why. When, if ever, is propaganda undemocratic? You are encouraged to be as specific as possible —refer to concrete places, people, and events—and use the reading as evidence (be sure to quote from The American Yawp and additional sources to make your case). Requirements: AS LONG AS IT NEEDS TO BE   |   .doc file

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