World War I in Newspapers - Page 2

Also known as the Great War, World War I was a global war between 1914 and 1918 that pitted the nations of the Allied Powers against those of the Central Powers. Although the war was triggered by the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, long-standing tensions and alliances between the nations of Europe set the stage for this so-called “War to End All Wars.”

Explore the topics below to learn more about this period through newspaper articles and clippings.


Sinking of the RMS Lusitania

Background When the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania set out on its final voyage on May 1, 1915, World War I had been raging for almost a year (though America was still neutral), and Germany had begun unrestricted submarine warfare around the British Isles. Still, despite a warning placed in newspapers by the German embassy …Read More

Woodrow Wilson, 1919

Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was an American statesman and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and as Governor of New Jersey from …Read More