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Ours to fight for, freedom from fear
Ours to fight for, freedom from fear
Resource Typeimage
TitleOurs to fight for, freedom from fear
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 28 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. (This digital image has been enhanced. The original had tape stains that were removed from the digital image.)
InterpretationPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the "Four Freedoms" speech ot Congress on Janury 6, 1941. Roosevelt's speech appealed to America's deeply held beleifs about freedom. In alerting Congress and the nation to the necessity of war, he also offered the prospect of extending American ideals of individual liberties throughout the world. Illustrator Norman Rockwell created a series of paintings (of which this is one) on the "Four Freedoms" theme, which were published in the Saturday Evening Post magazine. Later these paintings served as the focal point for the United States war bond drive.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II; Women at Wartime
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorRockwell, Norman [artist]
Other ContributorsUnited States. Office of War Information
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; Liberty; Patriotism; World War, 1939-1945--United States
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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