Primary Documents: Role Of The Media
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My WW2 Topic

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My topic was about the role of the media of World War II. The media can mean a number of things. Everything from radio, TV, posters, newspapers, speeches, cartoon clips, movies, etc. the media basically told about the war and tried to persuade people what to think about it. They did so by saying which country or people were the bad guy and who is the enemy, or by saying you should be on a certain country’s side because they are the good ones. But other media were telling in different ways, such as stories. Comic books and cartoons tied a role in that. Walt Disney and comic book characters acted as soldiers or people in the war and made a story to tell whoever who was paying attention a example of what’s happening in the war. Music also played a part as a role in the media. According to certain historians some songs had messages in them to send to countries in the war. People also supported the war by buying war bonds. War Bonds were money you can give to the war and the government will pay you back later. A lot of popular celebrities gave war bonds and held war drives to convince people to support and give war bonds as well.

 

 

I think the media in the 1940’s changed America a lot. Propaganda is used everyday whether we know it or not. It is used to sell things, change people’s opinion, or make them think a certain way. It has made a big influence on America. For example, music was a way to send a message to certain people, music today tells messages or stories in it today. Radio is another thing that has been influenced by the 1940’s media. News is broadcasted on news stations about things that are happening around the world and country. Propaganda is used in clothes, food, politics, etc. about what is best and what should people pay attention more to. Political topics still use propaganda and media with the things that they’re bringing to the public too. For instance, presidential campaigns use the media every time it’s time to elect a new president. They make commercials about how they can improve the country and why they should be in office. Another way is posters they make that people can put in their yards or homes which candidate they think is best. I think the 1940’s influence on the media will go on forever.

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Commando Duck: Donald Duck Against the Japanese | 1944 | WW2 Animated Propaganda Film by Walt Disney - YouTube

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This is a form of propaganda used by Walt Disney. It is a cartoon video of Donald Duck going to where the Japanese are and try to kill them all. He jumped out of an airplane because they were hidden somewhere in the forest. When he tried to find the Japanese, the Japanese found him first. They tried to terminate him when his boat gathered up all the water from the waterfall and it filled up so big it covered all of the forest and the rest of the environment. When it busted, it wiped out all of the Japanese that was in that area. It was a very amusing video about the Japanese enemy in 1944.

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FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan — History.com Audio

FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan — History.com Audio | Primary Documents: Role Of The Media | Scoop.it
On the day after the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt tells a joint session of Congress that the United States must take up arms in response.
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President FDR gives a speech on how on December 7, 1941 the U.S. was surprisingly attacked by the empire of japan. The states were at peace with them and had no problem with them until now. He says that the distance between Hawaii and Japan the attack was planned either many weeks or days ago. The Japanese sought to deceive the Untied States by false statements and hope by continued peace. Bombs and torpedoes were used and many American lives were taken and a lot of damage was done to Hawaii. The Japanese also sent an attack on Malaya that previous day. That previous night, the Japanese also attacked Hong Kong, the Philippine Islands, and many more.

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Hollywood Bond Cavalcade

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1943 Hollywood Bond Cavalcade sells over one billion dollars in war bonds.
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Hollywood celebrities traveled everywhere to try to persuade others to buy war bonds. war bonds was money to help support things for the war. Hollywood stars would leave their homes to go on drives and tour to different states. They raised 1,709,586,819 in War Bonds, more than double their quota of $500,000,000. When they would go on these specific tours they would be met by film fans and military and civic leaders. Some of Hollywood's most famous movie stars, singers, and writers would participate in these war drives. Which made people contribute more since some where their favorite celebrities. 

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