100 Years Ago Today, U.S. Enters World War I

On April 6th, 1917, the U.S. House of Representatives followed the Senate's action of April 4th and formally voted to declare war on Germany.  As a result, the United States and New York entered the Great War.  

New York State and its citizens played a critical role in the United States’ efforts during the war, both on the battlefield and on the home front, through industrial production as well as civic participation and debate, New Yorkers had a considerable impact on the shaping of these events. By the end of the war, the Empire State would lead in the number of soldiers, tonnage of supplies, and money raised to support America’s efforts. 

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