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02/04/1917 Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany


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Woodrow Wilson Decision to go to War

After several American ships were sunk by Germany, Wilson delivered his „War Message“ to Congress. He asked the Congress Germany's actions as an act of war and proposed the US to enter the war in response. Both the cabinet and the Congress were in favor of war, which meant that the declaration passed by strong majority.
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