During the World War I era, many African Americans entertained the notion that Germany might treat their people more fairly than the United States currently was. The purpose of this article was to convince the African Americans that the mistreatment under German rule would be greater than their current situation. Many words stood out to me, but these words seemed to fit into the same category: reminiscence of slavery. The author, Charles Young, implies that a loss to Germany would be a return to “slavery chains for our wives, sweethearts, mothers, fathers and children.” He then goes on to talk of “so many lashes for the offense, and One for Kaiser to boot,” which is how he sees the Germans treating the African American should they emerge victorious. By repeatedly bringing up their history of slavery, Young is trying to explain that the odds of improving their current situation and reaching their “aspirations for racial betterment” are much higher with the current United States than it would be to receive fair treatment from a regime ruled by the “German Military Machine.” The words used in this article not only accentuate the past of the African Americans, but also emphasize the ruthlessness and machine-like perception that many had of the German Regime.