This represents an article from The Ogden Standard on December 7, 1917. In the article titled “Congress Passes War Resolution.” It states that both sides of the House have unanimously voted to declare war. Once a signature from Woodrow Wilson was obtained, the United States would officially be plunged head first into war. This article is a persuasive piece of war evidence due to its hard truth. There is no opinion in the article, rendering it true and factual to its readers. The article simply represents the fact that America is now at war in Europe.
This article represents an opinion piece in the New York Times. In it, the author Michael Kazin argues that America should have never been involved in WW1. He claims that if America had never been involved, The Allies still would have one, but not by as much of a landslide. This would have made Germany less bitter in the end, perhaps preventing WW2 all together. This opinion piece demonstrates a hypothetical situation of what might happen if America had not been involved. This makes the piece effective, due to it putting fault in America’s actions.
This photo depicts the front lines of trench warfare. If this photo was to be describe in one word, it would probably be hectic. This one photo, you can tell that there is a lot of action and a lot of strife to be had. Photographs are a very effective form of telling a story of war, since the viewer can interpret it the way that they want to interpret it. Even from a still image, I infer that the soldier’s battles were extremely chaotic.
This piece of artwork by an unknown artist depicts some innocent farmers surrounded by German soldiers. The German soldiers are all armed, and a dead man is already on the floor. The propaganda has the text “Will you fight now or wait for this.” Propaganda has been a proven method of persuading citizens during times of war. Propaganda often puts a sense of nationality into a nation’s people, pushing them to support the war effort.
This speech is President Woodrow Wilson’s address to Congress before the United States gets involved in the first World War. In the speech, he urges them to officially enter the war in Europe. He argues that this war is everyone’s war, and the United States can no longer be idle. This speech serves as the proof of a very important viewpoint in the war, the viewpoint of the President himself. Through the President’s words, we can infer both his state of mind and the state of mind of his citizens.
This song by Ivor Novello filled it’s listeners with a hopeful message. He states that even though the boys are off at war, you should stay hopeful and be ready to welcome them home. Ivor himself served in the war, and he had a postwar career of being a writer and actor. This song serves as a good work of war evidence due to the fact that it depicts how people felt at that time. Many people felt down that their sons and brothers and fathers were off at war, and this song served to give them hope in a time of sadness.