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On April 6, the US declared war on Germany. The vote was 90-6 in the Senate, and 373-50 in the House. The increase in U-boat activity by Germany; combined with the interception of the Zimmerman telegram, promising Mexico it would regain part of the United States if it entered the war on the German side; precipitated the fianl American decision to go to war.

On April 6, the US declared war on Germany. The vote was 90-6 in the Senate, and 373-50 in the House. The increase in U-boat activity by Germany; combined with the interception of the Zimmerman telegram, promising Mexico it would regain part of the United States if it entered the war on the German side; precipitated the fianl American decision to go to war.

A city in mourning---the Capitol in Washington befitted with mourning crepe in honor of A. Lincoln. Photo attributed to Matthew Brady, 1865.

A city in mourning---the Capitol in Washington befitted with mourning crepe in honor of A. Lincoln. Photo attributed to Matthew Brady, 1865.

Harry S. Truman Visiting Mekenzie King

Harry S. Truman Visiting Mekenzie King

JUL  19 1940 Hitler makes a Peace offer to Britain: Adolf Hitler in the Reichstag

JUL 19 1940 Hitler makes a Peace offer to Britain: Adolf Hitler in the Reichstag

PHOTO ESSAY: 14 Fun Facts About Bush Sr. (Besides His Crazy Socks)

14 Fun Facts About Bush Sr. (Besides His Crazy Socks)

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the declaration of war at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 8, 1941 at 3:08 p.m (Photo by Associated Press)

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the declaration of war at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 8, 1941 at 3:08 p.m (Photo by Associated Press)

United States Capitol dome restoration work 1959-1960

United States Capitol dome restoration work 1959-1960

Anti-aircraft fire over Suomenlinna, Helsinki. (SA-kuva) Finland in World War II - In Focus - The Atlantic

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