"making the world safe for democracy"
Punishing Germany for its unrestricted submarine warfare
Ensuring the continuation of the American empire abroad
Guaranteeing that the United States would gain some additional territory in the peace negotiation to ensure our status as a world power
Guaranteeing adequate supplies for American troops fighting abroad
Ensuring American public support for the war
Presenting a fair and balanced vision of the goals of the war
Getting Americans to enlist in the military
They were involved in numerous famous spy incidents which caused other Americans to doubt their loyalty to the US.
They were blamed for a wide range of offenses including spreading epidemics of diarrhea.
They were hated and even German sounding names were changed.
They were sometimes tarred, feathered, or even lynched because of the strong hatred of them during this time.
People's basic freedoms are always ensured in America, even during wartime.
Wartime restrictions on Americans' Bill of Rights freedoms are always minimal
Even in America, civil liberties are often curtailed during wartime.
Though some may support limitations on freedoms for national security purposes, those limitations never hold up in court.
Were peacefully integrated into northern communities during this time.
Consistently sided with unions and refused to work as strikebreakers.
Confronted significant discrimination in cities on the East Coast but not in midwestern cities
Started to move north in more significant numbers
Making "victory gardens"
Collecting waste fats for ammunition
Buying war bonds or "Liberty Loans"