Category Archives: World War I National Archive Project

Letters from Milton Bradley

  • From the Office of the Commandant  (July 12, 1917)
  • From the Submarine Defense Association (October 28, 1918)
  • Monday
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  • October 14
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  • Sunday 1919
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Why We Are at War with Germany

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It is the purpose of the pamphlet to place in the hands of the pupils of the seventh and eighth grades and also the Freshman dasses of high schools throughout the state, a concise and authoritative statement of the reason for the entrance of the United States into the present European war.


A Message From Governor Holcomb

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On April 26, 1917, under power vested in me by Chapter 44 of the Public Acts of 1917, I appointed the  Connecticut State Council of Defense by proclamation, "with me and under my direction to conduct the prosecution of the war so far as concerns this state and with power to co-operate with other states and with the Federal Government."


Selections for Reading I

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The great war began in the Balkans. The eye of the world has long turned toward this region as one where trouble might occur with little warning.
In the Balkan peninsula there are four states of considerable importance-Greece, Bulgaria, Roumania and Serbia. In addition there are the two little kingdoms of Albania and Montenegro.


Selections for Reading 2

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The great war began in the Balkans. The eye of the world has long turned toward this region as one where trouble might occur with little warning.
In the Balkan peninsula there are four states of considerable importance-Greece, Bulgaria, Roumania and Serbia. In addition there are the two little kingdoms of Albania and Montenegro.


Made in Connecticut

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In this second bulletin you are given the views- of citizens of your own state who have achieved the title to leadership of thought, or who are so associated with war work as to be able to speak with some degree of authority on the subject matter.


War Bulletin 1F April 1917: For Enemy Aliens

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War between the United States and Germany was proclaimed by the President of the United States, April 6, 1917. After referring to laws of the United States which empower him to. restrain or remove enemy subjects, and to make regulations, the President, among other things, appeals to Americans to uphold the laws of this land of Freedom, calls attention to the fact that war has been thrust upon the Nation, and instructs and orders the subjects of the country with which the United States is at war, as follows: