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Anti-German, Pro-American Soldier Broadside, May 2, 1918

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Poster encouraging Americans to support the war effort in 1918.
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Edmonds, Richard, Editor Manufacturers Record : Baltimore, Md., 2 May 1918


The May 1918 broadside, or one-sided poster, encouraged Americans to support the war effort during World War I. The large sheet of paper calls for the support of American soldiers “Over There” by opposing anything pro-German on the home front.

Transcript of World War I Broadside (Poster) 

Source-Dependent Questions

  • How are Germans characterized in this text? Cite specific passages to support your claim.
  • How would this type of rhetoric impact the lives of German Americans?
  • Put yourself in the position of a German American at the time this broadside was released. What would be your response to it? Why?

Citation Information 

Edmonds, Richard H., Editor Manufacturers Record : Baltimore., Md., 2 May 1918. Courtesy of Library of Congress