Articles and Videos Learn All About WWI Explore articles, videos and collection spotlights that help explain the war, from the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Learn More Learn About WWI Image WWI Essentials Learn the essentials about World War I and understand the key events and impacts of the war. Image Military History Investigate the events of WWI, and the experience of its soldiers, to understand how conflicts were decided through warfare. Image Science & Technology The war changed science and technology around the world. Learn more how this conflict impacted scientific development. Image Social Shifts Revolution, Suffrage and Civil Rights - Learn more about global shifts in society in the early 20th century. Image U.S. History Explore the participation of the United States in World War I, and how the war forever changed America. Image Arts & Culture World War I changed everything, including how humanity expressed itself through the culture and arts of the time. View All Videos 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 View All What’s Online Virtual Events Classroom Materials Online Exhibitions Online Collections Database Electronic Field Trips Videos How WWI Changed America Interactive Timeline Support the Museum and Memorial Become a Member Join a community dedicated to honoring the history of World War I and preserving one of Kansas City’s greatest landmarks. Ways to Give Estate gifts, Walk of Honor bricks or even small donations, your support is absolutely vital to advancing our mission. Volunteer You make the difference. The Museum and Memorial relies on the dedication and commitment of our volunteers.