Michelle Nguyen

                                                                                                            05-06

                                                                                                            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

 

actions.

 

 

 

Work Cited:

 

www. First World War.Com

 

McDougal Littell History Book

 

www. Ask.com