Analyzing US World War II Political Messages – Flashcards

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Read the excerpt from Roosevelt's State of the Union address and the poster below it. As spokesmen for the United States Government, you and I take off our hats to those responsible for our American production—to the owners, managers, and supervisors, to the draftsmen and the engineers, and to the workers—men and women—in factories and arsenals and shipyards and mines and mills and forests—and railroads and on highways. http://media.education2020.com/evresources/3012/3012-09/3012-09-03/3012-09-03-assessment/3012-09-03-20-image1.png The speech connects factory work to the war by thanking workers in various American industries, whereas the poster relies heavily on
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Analyzing US World War II Political Messages
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Look at the poster. http://media.education2020.com/evresources/3012/3012-09/3012-09-03/3012-09-03-assessment/3012-09-03-15-image1.png The contrast of the white print on the red background is most designed to
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capture attention
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Read the excerpt from Roosevelt's State of the Union address. We take off our hats to the farmers who have faced an unprecedented task of feeding not only a great Nation but a great part of the world.
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It stresses a positive idea and invigorates the audience.
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Look at the poster. http://media.education2020.com/evresources/3012/3012-09/3012-09-03/3012-09-03-assessment/3012-09-03-11-image1.png What is the effect of the rhetorical language that appears in this poster?
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"Early stopping will make a late victory" stresses the idea that having lower levels of production means it will take longer to win the war
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Read the excerpt from Roosevelt's State of the Union address and the poster below it. As spokesmen for the United States Government, you and I take off our hats to those responsible for our American production—to the owners, managers, and supervisors, to the draftsmen and the engineers, and to the workers—men and women—in factories and arsenals and shipyards and mines and mills and forests—and railroads and on highways. http://media.education2020.com/evresources/3012/3012-09/3012-09-03/3012-09-03-assessment/3012-09-03-21-image1.png What is a similarity between the speech and the poster?
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What are President Roosevelt's primary purposes in his State of the Union address? Check all that apply.
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to convince the public to support an idea to encourage the public to unite to motivate the public to take action
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Read the excerpt from Roosevelt's State of the Union address. We must appraise the events of 1942 according to their relative importance; we must exercise a sense of proportion. How does repetition of the phrase "we must" help Roosevelt achieve his purpose?
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It encourages the public to act with a united front.
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Read the excerpt from President Roosevelt's State of the Union address. I cannot prophesy. I cannot tell you when or where the United Nations are going to strike next in Europe. But we are going to strike—and strike hard. The primary purpose behind Roosevelt's words in this excerpt is to
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convince the public of America's strength
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Read the excerpt from Roosevelt's State of the Union address. Fortunately, there are only a few Americans who place appetite above patriotism. The overwhelming majority realize that the food we send abroad is for essential military purposes, for our own and Allied fighting forces, and for necessary help in areas that we occupy. How does the phrase "appetite above patriotism" help Roosevelt achieve his purpose?
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It inspires sacrifice by suggesting that making a sacrifice is an act of patriotism
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Read the excerpt from President Roosevelt's State of the Union address. But, as we face that continuing task, we may know that the state of this Nation is good—the heart of this Nation is sound—the spirit of this Nation is strong—the faith of this Nation is eternal. Roosevelt's primary purpose in this part of the speech is to the audience.
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inspire
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During World War II, the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) program was created. Based on the image and the rhetorical language used, this poster was designed to
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encourage women to join the armed forces.
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Read the excerpt from President Roosevelt's State of the Union address. I cannot prophesy. I cannot tell you when or where the United Nations are going to strike next in Europe. But we are going to strike—and strike hard. . . . Of course, there have been disturbances and inconveniences—and even hardships. And there will be many, many more before we finally win. Yes, 1943 will not be an easy year for us on the home front. We shall feel in many ways in our daily lives the sharp pinch of total war. The repeated use of the word reinforces the strength and power of the United Nations
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strike
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Read the excerpt from Roosevelt's State of the Union address and the poster below it. Fortunately, there are only a few Americans who place appetite above patriotism. The overwhelming majority realize that the food we send abroad is for essential military purposes, for our own and Allied fighting forces, and for necessary help in areas that we occupy. https://media.education2020.com/evresources/3012/3012-09/3012-09-03/3012-09-03-assessment/3012-09-03-18-image1.png Both the speech and the poster use
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diction to convey their message.
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Read the excerpt from Roosevelt's State of the Union address and the poster below it. Fortunately, there are only a few Americans who place appetite above patriotism. The overwhelming majority realize that the food we send abroad is for essential military purposes, for our own and Allied fighting forces, and for necessary help in areas that we occupy. https://media.education2020.com/evresources/3012/3012-09/3012-09-03/3012-09-03-assessment/3012-09-03-19-image1.png Which is a difference between the speech and the poster?
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The poster directly reminds civilians how they can contribute to the war effort, but the speech does not
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Read the excerpt from Roosevelt's State of the Union address. We take off our hats to the farmers who have faced an unprecedented task of feeding not only a great Nation but a great part of the world. What is the effect of repeating the word great in this excerpt?
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It stresses a positive idea and invigorates the audience
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