Life magazine portrays La Follette as a traitor in 1917

Anti-La Follette Cartoon

Although La Follette supported Woodrow Wilson in the 1912 presidential election, he adamantly opposed U.S. entry into World War I, believing that disputes should be resolved peacefully. La Follette faced fierce criticism for his opposition to the war, as this 1917 cartoon from Life magazine demonstrates.

Related Topics: The Progressive Era
World Wars and Conflicts
The Career of Robert M. La Follette
World War I, at home and in the trenches
Creator: Unknown
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Images. (WHi 3272)
Citation: Anti-La Follette cartoon. Wisconsin Historical Images. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 10/23/2021