World War 1

A Poster/Flyer for the Great War

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1913-1919. Wilson pledged to keep America out of World War I. He declared war on Germany after submarine warfare in early 1917. The president wasn't very interested in military affairs, but was able to organize the American economy to provide the food and ammunition the army needed to fight in France. At the end of the war, Wilson became the first American president to leave the country during his administration when he sailed for Paris to negotiate the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

Kaiser Wilhelm 2

Kaiser Wilhelm II was Germany's last Kaiser. In 1918, the United States' entry into the war, combined with German shortages of men and materials from years of trench warfare, led to Germany's military collapse. Wilhelm was forced to give up his power and went into exile in the Netherlands. Attempts by the allies to extradite and try him for war crimes but never convicted. With Adolf Hitler's rise to power after 1933, Wilhelm had hopes of being restored but they never fell threw and he dies a few years later.