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Document for April 2nd:
Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Germany


President Wilson's Declaration of War Message to Congress, April 2, 1917

President Wilson's Declaration of War Message to Congress, April 2, 1917; Records of the United States Senate; Record Group 46; National Archives.

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson delivered this address to a joint session of Congress and called for a declaration of war against Germany. The resulting congressional vote brought the United States into World War I.
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