Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||J.C. Leyendecker, an artist for the American Lithographic Company|
|Context||The federal government initiated a campaign to sell liberty bonds at a lowinterest rate to Americans.|
|Audience||The general public|
|Purpose||People bought liberty bonds to support the war effort.|
The federal government appealed to the emotions of citizens by organizing a campaign to sell liberty bonds to finance the huge expenditures of World War I. When redeemed, one received the original value of the bond plus interest. The campaign relied on celebrities and the Boy Scouts to pitch the sell. The public responded enthusiastically—only to discover that the value of the bonds had dropped 80 percent of their face value after the war.