Minnesotan Frank Naughton presents two arguments revealing American interests in seeing the European war continue in his three-panel editorial cartoon, which he drew for the Duluth News Tribune weeks after the war's start. Duluth, where immigrants made up more than a quarter of its population, was one of the largest shipping ports in the United States and stood to profit from wartime production.
- What are the two "points of view" presented in the illustration?
- According to the cartoonist, how would involvement in World War I impact American economics?
- Was economic gain a hesitation or prompt to get the United States involved in World War ?
Naughton, Frank, "All Depends on the Point of View," September 1914. Courtesy of Library of Congress