Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||Walter H. Everett|
|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.|
In 1918, the federal government issued this poster as part of a campaign to finance the war by selling bonds. William Gibbs McAdoo, the Secretary of Treasury, had hoped to establish a broad market for government bonds by rallying the American public to purchase Liberty bonds. McAdoo recruited renowned artists to sell the idea to the American people, and orchestrated bond rallies that featured Hollywood stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin.