Document Based Questions

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For this assignment, you will be provided with a set of documents.  Answer the questions for each document based on the information in the document and your knowledge of social studies.  Keep in mind the time period, meaning, and purpose of each of the documents.

Historical Background


Throughout the course of World War I, Americans made tremendous contributions and sacrifices in many aspects of their lives to support the war effort.


Answer the questions for each of the documents provided.  The documents and the questions that follow them may be helpful in the essay portion of the assignment, in which you will:

Write a well-developed essay explaining how Americans who were not a part of the military supported the troops and the war effort during World War I.

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Essay Instructions