Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXLIII

Operation AXIOM: The World War
2-6 April 1917: The United States declared war on Germany—Despite running for re-election in 1916 under the slogan "He kept us out of the war!," President Woodrow Wilson asked a special joint session of Congress to declare war against Imperial Germany (2 April), "a war to end all wars" & to "make the world safe for democracy;" the Congress voted to declare war by large margins (6 April).

Lest we forget.

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