In November 1916, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson narrowly won re-election in large part on the slogan that “he kept us out of war.” On April 2, 1917, however, he asked a joint session of Congress for a declaration of war on Germany in order to make the world “safe for democracy.” Four days later, Congress obliged.
McVety investigates why Wilson changed his mind about neutrality and the ramifications of his decision to send U.S. troops “over there.”
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Museum Center’s Curator of History Objects and Fine Art, Dr. David Conzett, will be showcasing a few collection pieces, discussing the connections between Cincinnatians and the global conflict.
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