New York State Archives, NYSA_A3167-78A_B7_WW1_Material_04
Plea from the National Savings Bank of Albany for residents to purchase Liberty Bonds to support World War I efforts, c. 1917.
What type of document is this?
What is The National Savings Bank of the City of Albany asking citizens to do?
How do you think the citizens of Albany would have reacted to this document?
Why would someone be interested in buying a Liberty Bond?
Why would purchasing Liberty Bonds be important to the war effort?
Aside from the Liberty Bonds campaign, the United States used other methods to finance WWI. Research these methods and list the pros and cons of each.
Art: Create a propaganda poster to encourage other Americans to support the Liberty Bond campaign.
English Language Arts: Write a speech in support of Liberty Bonds for one of McAdoo’s speaking tours.
Math: If a citizen buys a $50 war bond with an annual interest rate of 4%, how much money will the bond be worth in a year, in 5 years, in 10?
Gilbert, C., American Financing of World War I. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1970.
Kennedy, D.M., Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.