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U.S. Participation in World War I

Loyalty

As World War I raged, the United States faced concerns that immigrants from Germany and other Central Powers countries might not be loyal to the United States. These cartoons provide two representations of immigrants as a danger to the country.

View The Breath of the Hun and Stripped in the online collections of the Library of Congress. To analyze these items, use the Library’s Primary Source Analysis Tool and guide to Analyzing Political Cartoons.


Stripped! Enemy alien hiding in U.S. flag being stripped of disguise. Cartoon by J.H. Cassel

Enemy alien menace hovering over New York City. Cartoon.

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View The Breath of the Hun and Stripped in the online collections of the Library of Congress. To analyze these items, use the Library’s Primary Source Analysis Tool and guide to Analyzing Political Cartoons.