100 YEARS AGO
April 5, 1917
DECLARATION OF WAR IS CERTAIN
April 3---President Wilson, addressing a joint session of Congress, characterized the “present German submarine warfare as a warfare against mankind.”
“I advise,” he continued, “that the Congress declare the recent course of the German government to be in fact nothing less than war against the government and people of the United States and that it formally accept the status of the belligerent which has thus been thrust upon it and employ all of its resources to bring the government of Germany to terms to end the war.”...