World War I And II

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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…show more content…
The composition of the image reflects the usage of red, white and blue as a theme throughout. This is because red, white and blue are symbols of America because of the flag.
Analysis of “Uncle Sam: We Want You”: The image itself of Uncle Sam was meant to motivate men to try and join the war. For years, it was hard to get people to show pride in their country because the depression and other wars the country had been involved with. Having a man who was dressed in the country’s colors, red, white and blue was used purposefully by J.M. Flagg to get the American population excited about supporting the United States in the war. Another aspect of the image to consider, is the text. Saying “ I want you for the U.S. Army” almost puts Uncle Sam in a godly stance and makes him look like the almighty. The government at this time was trying to show their strength and authority over the American men they needed to recruit. As well, the look on Uncle Sam’s face has a deeper meaning. The government wanted people to know that they were serious about the war effort and getting as many men recruited and passionate about serving their country. If they wanted to influence the general public, the poster would have been made to depict someone relatable to everyone rather than a kind of father figure or mentor that Uncle Sam gave.
Description of ‘Do With Less”: The original artist of the poster in unknown, but
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