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A study undertaken by the US Government found that images of women and children in danger were effective emotional devices -show slides and ask people what they feel when they see them explain the true meaning behind them -propaganda is the systematic manipulation of public opinion generally by the use of symbols such as posters like these flags monuments oratory and publications -The US Committee on Public Information which is the governments propaganda and publicy agency was opened in 1917 and headed by George Creel George Creel was a dedicated investigative reporter whose job was to convince most Americans that we must make sacrafices to win the war and to make them believe the president Woodrow Wilsons ideas Woodrow Wilson spoke of his goals to have a war to end war to make the world safe for democracy Creek began the Creel Organization and proved that words could be weapons too The company imployed one hundered and fifty thousand workers in America and overseas to spead the anti-German vibe and seventy five thousand people also called four minute men were sent out to deliver speaches about nationalism and patriotic pep - propaganda such as what I have showed you came in a lot of different forms Bright and colorful or dark and gloomy posters were posted everywhere Fence posts were fought over by various artists One Artist Thomas Hart Benton believed that an artists role was either to fight or to bring the bloody actual realities of the war home to the american people Millions of pamplets and leaflets which contained the most straight foreward Wilsonian ideas were spread all over the world Booklets were covered with red-white-and blue covers by the millions Movies with titles such as The Kaiser the Beast of Berlin and To Hell with the Kaiser called Hang-the-kaiser movies showed the Hun as a savage beast And at public events conductors would lead enourmous crowds in songs
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