Line of U.S. battleships, including 1917 class (New Mexico class) such as the USS Idaho, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico. Image of U.S. Capitol in Washington seen. U.S. Navy sailors parading in Washington, DC. Crowd gathered at Washington monument. Sailors on signal bridge of a U.S. warship, hoisting signals. Ships in distance. U.S. Navy sailors, aboard a destroyer, launching depth charges which explode and produce upsurge of water, behind the vessel. Sailors hurrying to their battle stations.
Picture of Johann Heinrich Graf Von Bernstorff and his wife. He was the German ambassador to the United Nations and Mexico from 1908 -1917. Huge crowd gathered on the road. Two officers talking amongst themselves. United States soldiers stand holding a banner that states 'The stars and the Stripes forever'.
Events during World War 1. Sketches : In November 1916 newspaper shows Wilson reelected as a president. Cartoon depict the people of America supporting the Wilson's policy of peace. Several sketches of Thomas Woodrow Wilson after winning the election. Second inaugural of President Wilson at the United States capitol in Washington D.C. The German High Command in Berlin. Posters show the hardships of German citizens due to Allied blockade. Germany announces unrestrained submarine warfare against all vessels. Posters of the Germans destroying the American ships. The New York times reports German demarche to Japan and Mexico for support to Germany. Sketch depicts Germany Secretary of foreign affairs, Arthur Zimmermann seeks these alliances. Theodore Roosevelt addresses people. Several sketches of Woodrow Wilson. On April 2nd 1917 President Woodrow Wilson obtains declaration of war against Germany, from congress. American enters the conflict. U.S. Soldiers carry weapons in the battle field. sketches of several American officials. People work in factories to produce war materiel. A person with posters promoting Liberty bonds. A blindfolded person draws numbers from a bowl for civilian conscription. Citizens entering military service. People in a railroad train and others stand outside. People holding baggage walk in a group. A doctor checks the mouth of a recruit. Army recruit getting a haircut. Soldier stands holding guns. Soldiers practice firing artillery. Soldiers march. American recruits practice on wooden guns. Several sketches of the allied armies.
Mexican General Alvaro Obregon (later Mexican President) with Mexican President Venustiano Carranza Garza in Mexico. Alvaro Obregon along with his wife speaks to people.
U.S. Ambassador Henry P. Fletcher arrives in Laredo Mexico to assume his post as American Ambassador. Contingent of Carranza's Mexican Soldiers stand at attention at a railroad station, present to guard the ambassador's arrival. A steam train arrives. Ambassador Fletcher is greeted by officers. The officers meet and shake hands. Latter third of clip is unrelated and shows Ottoman Empire Turkish soldiers marching at a sea port during World War 1.
General Alvaro Obregon, Carranza's Ministers and General Scott gather for conference to discuss the continuance of United States Army in Mexico. Officials boarding a waiting train. Officials driving in Hudson automobile on street.