Learn About WWI

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WWI Essentials

Learn the essentials about World War I and understand the key events and impacts of the war.

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Military History

Investigate the events of WWI, and the experience of its soldiers, to understand how conflicts were decided through warfare.

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Grenades

 

Science & Technology

The war changed science and technology around the world. Learn more how this conflict impacted scientific development.

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Social Shifts

Revolution, Suffrage and Civil Rights - Learn more about global shifts in society in the early 20th century.

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U.S. History

Explore the participation of the United States in World War I, and how the war forever changed America.

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Arts & Culture

World War I changed everything, including how humanity expressed itself through the culture and arts of the time. 

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U.S. Enters the War

Why did America enter World War I? When WWI began in Europe in 1914, many Americans wanted the United States to stay out of the conflict, supporting President Woodrow Wilson’s policy of strict and

Women in World War I

At the outset of World War I, women in the United States did not have the right to vote in national elections and could not serve in the military. In keeping with the spirit of the Progressive Era,

How WWI Changed America: African Americans in WWI

African Americans made substantial contributions in WWI, on both the front lines and the homefront. By 1920, nearly one million Black Americans left the rural South in a movement called The Great

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