New York State Archives, NYSA_A3166-78_B1_F16_Troops_Bargraph
Bar graph showing how many troops each state and territory mobilized to fight in World War I, March 8, 1920.
How many total troops did the US furnish for the war?
Which section of the country accounted for highest percentage of troops? The least?
What factors might account for the disparity?
What does the number suggest about recruiting efforts?
Write a report on “all volunteer armies” and their use in modern armed conflicts.
ELA/Media Arts: Analyze the role of recruiting posters and the role of advertising.
Math: Research and calculate the ratio of those who served versus the total population.
Capozzola, Christopher. Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the American Citizen. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Chambers, John W. To Raise an Army: The Draft Comes to Modern America. Free Press, 1987.