New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B03_F03_LibertyBonds
Poster describing the benefits of buying liberty bonds to support the World War I efforts. The poster explains: what they are; why buy the; how to buy them; where to buy them; and by what date they should be purchased, Cayuga County, NY, c. 1917.
What are liberty bonds?
Why are they important?
What might be the purpose of this advertisement?
Would this be effective to get people to buy bonds? Why or why not?
Compare funding sources in other American wars such as the War on Terror with the way WWI was funded?
Math: Create a spreadsheet or chart depicting the calculations of a fictitious bond purchase that demonstrates how the process works.
Paxson, Frederic. American Democracy and the World War. NY, Cooper Square, 1966.
Schaffer, Ronald. America in the Great War. NY, Oxford University Press, 1991.