Today In History- April 2

Today In History- April 2

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U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.

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Wilson and U.S. Congress debate over WWI issues.

  • Washington D.C., USA

Following continued unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany, on Apr. 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked congress for a declaration of war on Germany.  The U.S. had remained neutral in the first years of World War One, but continued pressure from Allied nations and German targeting of neutral civilian merchant vessals forced the U.S. to take action.

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