100th Anniversary of U.S. Entering WWI

THIS ACT OF DIPLOMACY COMES AS WE OBSERVE THE ANNIVERSARY OF ONE OF THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL CONFLICTS IN HISTORY – 100 YEARS AGO, AMERICA DECLARED WAR ON GERMANY, AND OFFICIALLY ENTERED WORLD WAR I. THE WAR HAD BEEN RAGING IN EUROPE FOR NEARLY 3 YEARS WHEN PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON ASKED CONGRESS FOR THE DECLARATION OF WAR, SAYING THAT HE BELIEVED THE FATE OF CIVILIZATION WAS AT STAKE.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS PARTICIPATED IN THE WAR EFFORT – INCLUDING MORE THAN 200 THOUSAND PEOPLE FROM OHIO.


Instructional Links


Interactive Timeline, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Interactive WWI Timeline

Video: PBS LearningMedia, American Experience, the Great War: The United States Enters World War I | Includes teaching tips & links to other episodes

Classroom Resources: New York Times, Teaching World War I With The New York Times

Lesson Plan: Library of Congress, World War I: What Are We Fighting For Over There? | Includes primary sources

Images: Learn NC, World War I Propaganda Posters | Explains U.S. & WWI entrance

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