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Kansas Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka writes William Howard Taft, former President of the United States, to assure him that Kansas will "enter heartily and vigorously into the campaign" to sell Liberty bonds. Capper informs Taft that the state had already lined up many of the "ablest speakers" in the state to help the campaign achieve success. Bond drives were an attempt to raise money to support the Unites States' involvement in World War I.

Creator: Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951
Date: March 19, 1918

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Capper's letter to Taft can be used in conjunction with other material related to the sale of Liberty bonds to provide students with an understanding of the importance that was placed on raising money and support for the U.S. effort during World War I. This letter can also be used in conjunction with material concerning the persecution of those that refused to buy Liberty Loans during the war, including German Americans.

KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges German Americans faced in Kansas during World War I

Item Number: 213454
Call Number: Governor's Records, Capper, Box 13, Folder 169
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213454

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