|"Good Morning!" by Oscar Cesare in New York Evening Post, April 4, 1917|
To a dwindling number of Americans, the nation's cause was protection of the country, pure and simple. Germany had resumed sinking merchant vessels sailing the Atlantic, downing a number of American ships; the Zimmerman telegram intercepted between the German and Mexican foreign ministers revealed that the Kaiser had promised U.S. territory to Mexico and to Japan if they would declare war on the U.S.
Here Hearst cartoonist Winsor McCay depicts the American eagle guarding its chicks: East, South, North and West. It is safe to say he is referring to quarters of the United States, not of the globe.
|Winsor McCay in New York American, April, 1917|
|"To the Defense of His Standard!" by John McCutcheon in Chicago Tribune, April 4, 1917|
|"To the Finish" by Harry Murphy in Chicago Examiner, April 7, 1917|
|"For Civilization and Humanity" by Fred Morgan in Philadelphia Inquirer, April 8, 1917|
|"A New Light" by Nelson Harding in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April, 1917|
|"So Be It!" by Charlse "Bill" Sykes in Philadelphia Evening Ledger, April 6, 1917|
|Advertisement in Chicago Tribune, April 6, 1917|
|Advertisement in Philadelphia Evening Ledger, April 7, 1917. (Another full-page ad)|
|"Too Deep for Him" by William F. Hanny in St. Joseph (Mo.) News Press, April 5, 1917|
|News illustration by Roy Hoppmann in New York Evening Telegram, April 4, 1917|
|"Not His Style" by Ted Brown in Chicago Daily News, April 6, 1917|
|"As We March to Armageddon" by John McCutcheon in Chicago Tribune, April 7, 1917|