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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 34. World War I (U.S. Participation, 1917–1918)
Chapter 34. World War I (U.S. Participation, 1917–1918)
At Issue

World War I—then known as the Great War—had been under way for three years when the United States joined the fight on April 6, 1917. The war was triggered by the assassination of Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Grand Duchess Sophie, in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, on June 28, 1914. Serbia, which was ...

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