Welcome to your American Experience World War II Research Guide
The information you need for your assignment can be found in the various pages of this guide. If you need more help finding information, please don't hesitate to ask Ms. Eldred, Ms. Lucia or Mr. Gile.
World War II Virtual Reference Set
Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents. *Use the password for Vermont Online Library to access this resource. Ask the librarian or your teacher for the passwords.
"Save Freedom of Speech" by Vermont painter Norman Rockwell
This painting, Freedom of Speech, is part of Four Freedoms, a series of oil paintings by nationally-known painter Norman Rockwell that was produced for publication in the Saturday Evening Post during World War II to promote the sale and purchase of U.S. War Bonds. Rockwell's inspiration for Freedom of Speech is said to be Vermont's Town Meeting tradition, where every citizen can exercise the right to speak his or her views and participate in governance of their town.
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