Ever since the beginning of the Great War, financial devastation has yet to fail in terms of presenting the Presidency with dilemmas to sort out and issues to handle. Our current president of the United States for example, Woodrow Wilson, had been riddled with warfare dilemmas since his reelection. One dilemma he had been forced to reckon with around four months ago was the debts that the war was driving this nation into.
Around that time, it had become quite evident that the government could not financially support their fighting in the Great War without the aid of the people in this country. Thus, Wilson was faced the problem of finding out how to offset the cost of the war effort using the people of this country as the financial source. Wilson then handed the task down to a man lower in rank. This man was the Secretary of Treasury, William McAdoo. McAdoo decided that the best way would be to sell War Bonds that would channel money into the hands of the government immediately.
Since then, the marketing of bonds has expanded greatly and bonds of all different sorts can be spotted in the Streets. Designed to encourage patriotism, and a positive attitude on the war situation, War Bond Posters have proven to be quite persuasive in regards to convincing Americans to help with the war effort. Using stark imagery to bring out powerful emotions in the people, the posters appeal to one's conscience and ideals of liberty and democracy. The posters call upon every woman, man, and adolescent to make individual sacrifices or adaptations in order to advance the much greater national matter of the war. An essential element of wartime communications, the manufacturing of War Bond Posters requires a significant amount of resources. To solve this issue, the government recruited the help of the country's foremost artists and marketing experts.
Most of the images on these posters evoke an urgency within each United States citizen that takes a look at them. The artists...