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Next! 6th War Loan
Next! 6th War Loan
Resource Typeimage
TitleNext! 6th War Loan
Coverage / Year1944
DescriptionPoster, color, 14 x 10 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationThe first Series E U.S. Savings Bond was purchased by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 1, 1941. During WWII war bonds were a source of monetary income for the United States government. Americans were urged to buy war bonds and war savings stamps. Purchasing bonds was considerd not only patriotic, but also an investment in victory. While the initial goal of selling war bonds was to finance the war, it had the positive side-effect of raising morale on the home-front. By the end of the war 85 million Americans had invested in war bonds. The 6th War Loan began on November 2, 1944. As depicted by this poster, this war loan was promoted to appeal to the American citizen's perception of the Japanese as the primary enemy of the United States. This war loan raised 21.6 billion dollars.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Treasury Department. War Finance Division
Other ContributorsBingham [artist]
Subject / KeywordsSavings bonds; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20067p
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