Cultural Changes of World War I
~The Start to the End of the War~
At the beginning of the war, citizens of the United States expressed excitement and the nation as a whole romanticized the war. Men in particular looked forward to exploring new land and going on an "adventure". At least that's how they initially viewed it, before actually being sent over.
The horrors faced over seas completely shifted people's attitude on the war. It was not nearly the fantasy expected to be, and really turned citizens off to the idea of another war. For this reason, the United States tries staying out away from it for several years following.
Given the topic of Cultural Change, the statistics presented in this info-graph provide information regarding the reasoning behind the mindset switch of war.
President Woodrow Wilson
This is when he began gathering together support for the war and composed a team of specialists to create pro-war propaganda. It was aimed make war seem desirable and think of it more as a free trip than a violent battle.
Statistic Analysis #1- Casualties
This photo shows the horrors of war, displaying soldiers who were killed during battle.
Statistic Analysis #2- Cost
Statistic Analysis #3- Women Working
Women Working / Husbands Gone
Statistic Analysis #4- Ethnicities
Statistic Analysis #5- Women in the Workplace (Later Years)
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