New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B11_F12_LittleRoundDollar
The "Little Round Dollar Poem" was used for the Liberty Loan campaign to raise funds for World War I, c. 1917.
List three specific things a “little round dollar” could do based on this poem.
What was the purpose of this poem?
How is this poem a form of propaganda?
Research the value of a dollar in 1917. What did a dollar look like? What could people buy with a dollar? How do you think children viewed a “little round dollar” during World War I?
English Language Arts: Write a poem encouraging people to give money to a particular cause.
Kennedy, David. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Pack, Charles Lathrop. The War Garden Victorious. J. B. Lippincott Company: Philadelphia, 1919.
Wynn, Neil A. From Progressivism to Prosperity: World War I and American Society. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1986.