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Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) A message calling for war with the imperial German government in defense of American rights

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03621 Author/Creator: Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Broadside signed Date: 2 April 1917 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Subtitled "Delivered by President Woodrow Wilson to the Congress of the United States of America on Monday, April the Second, in the year nineteen hundred seventeen."

People: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Progressive Era, President Presidential Speeches and Proclamations, Government and Civics, Congress, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, World War I

Sub Era: World War One