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Secretary McAdoo's announcement of the Third Liberty Loan - Page

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Letter announcing the start of the Third Liberty Loan campaign that began on April 6, 1918, the first anniversary of the U.S. declaration of war against Germany. The letter, designed to publicize the campaign, encouraged Americans to "pledge anew to his Government the full measure of his resources and resolve to make every required sacrifice in the same fervent spirit that impels our gallant sons in the trenches of France and on the waters of the Atlantic."

Date: 1918

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McAdoo's announcement of the Third Liberty Loan Campaign can be used to show students how support for the Liberty Loan drives was generated. More importantly, reading the announcement can help students appreciate the language that was used to convince people to buy the Loans, as well as how the appeals to Americans patriotism affected those who did not buy the Liberty Loans.

Item Number: 213463
Call Number: Governor's Records, Capper, Box 13, Folder 169
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213463

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