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85 million Americans hold war bonds
85 million Americans hold war bonds
Resource Typeimage
Title85 million Americans hold war bonds
Coverage / Year1945
DescriptionPoster, color, 10 x 14 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorUnited States. Treasury Department. War Finance Division;
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; Savings bonds; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifierww20180p
CONTENTdm file name4064519842002_ww20180p.jpg
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