Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Its war, who is coming with us?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Its war, who is coming with us?

Governtment officials presumed that the majority of Americans would accept
decision to go to war, but there were significant pockets of
sentiment and potential resistance that were causing them serious
concern. pg 104

This quote talks about the American people and their thoughts on the war. It
shows how no one really knows who is for or against the war. Most American born
Americans are for the war, while some immigrants including German immigrants
seem to question the war. With the thought of people protesting the war, and
others not agreeing on the war it was a fear that government officals had to
face. Also it shows there is a class war going on as well, many say this
is a rich mans war, and the working class doesn't feel they should get involved.
This is showing how the war immeditaly effected Americans and their involvements
with the war.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A decent post, but don't forget to proof-read and please eliminate extra spaces in your post. Also cite the source of your quote clearly so the reader knows where it is from. Don't just write about the "war"--be specific: WWI.
Don't assume that your readers know what you are discussing, provide clues about the topic, sources, etc.

You are discussing a key issue: Class identity, racial and ethnic identity were obstacles to the nationalistic identity needed for the war effort. Nationalism needed to overcome these divisions. The CPI propaganda was an effort to create this unified American identity.

2/23/2008 11:58 AM  

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