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President Woodrow Wilson addressed an extraordinary session of Congress on April 2, 1917, to seek a declaration of war against Germany. The Great War had been raging in Europe for three years, with the United States as a neutral. But by 1917, Germany had stepped up its submarine attacks in the North Atlantic, sinking American ships. A German victoor might forever change the balance of world power. Wilson appealed to the loftiest ideals of democracy: . . . we shall fight for things which we have...

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