Unit 5 Class Notes- imperialism and wwi american Expansionism

The Committee on Public Information-

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The Committee on Public Information- The Committee on Public Information was Washington’s propaganda agency, and was headed by former muckraking journalist George Creel.

  • ***The purpose of the CPI was to encourage broad public support for entry into the war and support for the war effort in general

    • Creel used propaganda, biased communication designed to influence peoples’ thoughts and actions.

  • The CPI sent out 75,000 volunteers known as “four-minute men” to deliver patriotic speeches

  • Posters and billboards, pamphlets and leaflets were sent around the country and the world containing President Wilson’s war message

Attacks on Civil Liberties
Attacks on civil liberties, by both the public and the government, were unintended consequences of the war.

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