New York State Archives, NYSA_A4234-78_B2_F16_MoreShips_Cartoon_p1
Political cartoon depicting the need for more American ships for World War I, 1918.
Who is referred to with the phrase “my boys”?
How does the answer from above change the perception of the viewer?
What do the model ships represent?
Why is shipping important to the war effort?
What is being built in the cartoon and where is it going?
Create a diagram of the various components involved in building a ship.
Math/Science/Technology: Prepare a report on how many tons of goods ships of varying sizes could transport, how fast they could cross the Atlantic, and how much fuel would be needed to complete the journey.
Cuff, Robert D. The War Industries Board: Business-Government Relations During World War I. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973.
Harries, M. & Susie Harries. The Last Days of Innocence: America at War 1917-1918. Random House, 1997.
Kennedy, David. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. Oxford University Press, 1980.
Smith, J. Russell. The Influence of the Great War on Shipping. Oxford University Press, 1919.