World War I And II

1943 Words May 3rd, 2015 8 Pages
Context/Thesis: World War I and II were a time in America 's history when the world was in a vulnerable state. Men were being recruited and enlisted all over the country; families were torn apart and people’s spirits were at an all time low. Propaganda, which is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation . We’ve seen it used in many other countries and other aspects of history, like in Leni Riefenstahl 's Triumph of the Will, was a propaganda film made to show the glory and power of Germany during that the 1930’s. Because of it’s influence on society, propaganda posters were America’s main artillery in the effort to strengthen the country as a community, and as an assistant to the United States army.
Description of “Uncle Sam: We Want You”: It wasn’t until the 1940’s that the newest and most popular depictions of Uncle Sam, created by J.M. Flag would become the new face of America in the army. The image was a painted poster, later printed for advertisement for the general public. The image itself shows a man dressed in a red, white and blue suit and a top hat to match the American flag, pointing outward to the viewer. The text that is written says “I want you for the United States Army. Nearest Recruiting Station.” The colors have a low saturation, which could have been purposeful to show the closest resemblance to the American flag’s rustic coloring. The text “I Want You” is bigger, because it’s…

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