Following sinking of U.S. merchant ships, America enters World War I as President Wilson signs the declaration.
Washington DC USA Date:1917, April 6 Duration:28 sec Sound:Yes
View of American ship being torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic.
President Wilson asks the Congress for a declaration of War.
Congress approves and the President signs it on April 6, 1917, adding his signature below that of Champ Clark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Thomas R. Marshall, Vice President and President of the Senate.
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