Today in History: U.S. Enters World War I

The daily Missourian., April 06, 1917, Image 1
Today in History–April 6–the Library of Congress features the United States entrance into World War I on this day in 1917 by declaring war on Germany. Learn more about the difficult decision to enter the war and how it transformed the nation by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access 1917 newspaper articles plus thousands more World War I primary source collections & teaching resources.

1917 historical newspaper coverage: U.S. war

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Key Events

Sinking of the Lusitania



World War I primary source collections

Primary Source Learning: World War I Teaching Resources