Michelle Nguyen


                                                                                                            U.S. History

                                                                                                            December 10, 2004




Propaganda and how it was used in WW1



Propaganda was used in World War 1 to popularize the war.  It was a kind of


communication designed to influence people’s thoughts and actions.  George creel was


the head of the Committee on Public Information.  He persuaded artists, and advertising


agencies to create paintings, posters, and cartoons for promoting the war.  Millions of


pamplets, booklets and leaflets were distributed to help the war effort.  Propaganda was


effective and influenced peoples opinions greatly.  Not only did it promote nationalism


and patriotism but it also promoted hated against other countries, mostly the opponents of


war.  The U.S, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and the UK


were the countries that distributed and used propaganda greatly. The most famous poster


was Uncle Sam’s, “I Want You.”  It encouraged men to enlist into the war and help fight


for their country.  Propaganda is used in every war to influence the public’s thoughts and






Work Cited:


www. First World War.Com


McDougal Littell History Book


www. Ask.com