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Baseball on the World War I Homefront

Making Connections

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Introduction

You will learn about the changes on the homefront during World War I. Examine the document closely and follow the instructions listed in the boxes.


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Baseball on the World War I Homefront

Making Connections

Examine the documents and text included in this activity. Fill in any blanks in the sequence with your thoughts and write your conclusion response in the space provided.

Examine page 10 of this document and answer these questions in the blank text box.
•Who wrote this letter?
•To whom was it written?
•When was it written?
•What is the purpose of the letter?
•Is it effective? Why/Why not?

Correspondence Concerning Red Sox Players at the Boston Navy Yard


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Examine pages 11-13 and answer the questions in the next text box.

• Why did Boston Red Sox Owner and President Harry H. Frazee write this letter to Roosevelt?
• What does he request?
• What reasons does he provide for his request?

Correspondence Concerning Red Sox Players at the Boston Navy Yard


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Conclusion

Baseball on the World War I Homefront

Making Connections

Review the documents you've examined and remember the class discussion. Then write a paragraph addressing the following questions.
  • Should baseball and other professional sports continue when our country is at war?
  • Should professional athletes be excused or exempted from military service?


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