CANCELLED United States Propaganda in World War I Presented by Don ParkerFriday November 9, 2018
2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
This Program has been Cancelled Due to Unforeseen Circumstances. We Apologize for any Inconvenience.
When the major powers of Europe became involved in a tragic war in 1914, President Wilson stated the United States would remain neutral. However, after many significant violations by the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey) of our rights as a neutral nation, the United States Congress in April 1917 joined the Allies (Great Britain, France, Italy) and declared war against the Central Powers. Our entrance into the war proved to be the turning point. On November 11, 1918, the Central Powers surrendered to the Allies.
In a time before radio, sound films, television and Twitter, how did the United States change its mindset from neutrality to a nation at war? Retired US History teacher, Don Parker, discusses the unique means of communication the United States used “to make the world safe for democracy.”
Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.
Location: Main Library Community Room
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