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President Woodrow Wilson Posing with King George V

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President Woodrow Wilson Posing with King George V

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Despite his campaign pledge to keep the United States out of World War I, President Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war in April 1917. Within months, massive numbers of American troops swelled the Allied ranks. More than 400,000 would see combat and 116,516 would die in the Great War.

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