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    The United States Declares War on Germany – Today in History April 6, 1917

    On this day in 1917, the United States officially declared war on Germany, marking America’s entry into World War I. President Woodrow Wilson had previously maintained a policy of neutrality, but after Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare and attempted to persuade Mexico to join in an alliance against the US, Wilson called on Congress to declare war.

    The decision to go to war was not without controversy, as many Americans were reluctant to get involved in what was seen as a European conflict. However, Wilson argued that the US had a duty to defend its values and interests on the world stage.

    The war had a profound impact on the United States, both domestically and internationally. It led to significant changes in American society, including the expansion of the federal government’s role in the economy and the implementation of new social policies. It also helped to establish the US as a major global power, setting the stage for its involvement in future conflicts.

    Today, on the 106th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, we remember the sacrifices made by those who fought and died for their country and reflect on the lessons of this historic event.

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