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When:
21 March 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2017-03-21T19:00:00-04:00
2017-03-21T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sarah Kiefer
201-670-5600

A hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was running for re-election on the slogan: “I kept us out of the war.” The majority of Americans were isolationist. Since the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, Wilson had worked hard to get Germany to sign an agreement respecting the rights of neutral countries. But just five months after the 1916 election, America entered World War I.

Join us for an insightful presentation by Dr. Carter Jones-Meyer of Ramapo College, about the steps the U.S. Government took to unify America in order to win the war,from the propaganda efforts of the Committee on Public Information to the Espionage and Sedition Acts that challenged the democratic concept of freedom.

All welcome, no registration required.