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New York Tribune, New York, September 20, 1914.

The Kaiser visits the front.

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& Crowds Cheering Kaiser and Crown Prince as They Left Berlin for Front, 1914, two photos, newsreel footage

Crowds Cheering Kaiser

Editorial content. „Crowds Cheering Kaiser

      And Crown Prince As They Left Berlin For Front

      American Press Photo.

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Alan Nevins & Henry Steele Commager, The Pocket History

of the United States, New York 1942: „In the presidential elections

of 1916 Wilson was successful, largely because he had ,kept

us out of war.‘“

      He Kept Us Out of War. That‘s his campaign slogan.

The fighting in Europe dominates the campaign. Woodrow Wilson campaigns for re-election on a pledge of continued neutrality

in the World War One

      Election night is on November 7, 1916. The electoral vote

is one of the closest in American history – with 266 votes needed

to win, Wilson takes 30 states for 277 electoral votes, while

Hughes wins 18 states and 254 electoral votes.

      After the sinking of seven U.S. merchant ships by submarines

and the publication of the Zimmerman telegram, Wilson

calls for war on Germany, which the U.S. Congress declares

on April 6, 1917.

      The Announcing of the armistice on November 11, 1918,

is the occasion for a monster celebration in Philadelphia.

Am 28. Juli 1914 hat der Erste Weltkrieg begonnen –

„the european war“ wird er oft in amerikanischen Zeitungen

vorerst noch genannt. Am 7. November 1916 gewinnt

US-Präsident Wilson die Wiederwahl. Sein Slogan –

He kept us out of war – ist erfolgreich. Am 6. April 1917 ruft

Wilson aber zum Krieg gegen Deutschland auf.

      Die Bekanntgabe des Waffenstillstands ist in Philadelphia

am 11. November 1918 Anlass zu einer Riesenfeier.

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