American Experience

The Great War: Part 1

Season 29 Episode 8 | 1h 52m 53s | Video has closed captioning.

American neutrality is eroded by reports of German atrocities and submarine attacks, leading Wilson to proclaim that “the world must be made safe for democracy.”

Aired: 04/10/17

Expired: 04/11/20

Rating: NR

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