America, WW1 & Ireland's Cause

America, WW1 & Ireland's Cause

Prof. Robert Schmuhl, Notre Dame University, explores the impact of America’s entry into WW1 on Irish-America and US policy towards Ireland

Q&A: Why did the US join WW1?

Q&A: Why did the US join WW1?

Prof. Mike Cronin, Boston College, explains why the U.S. abandoned its policy of neutrality and isolationism in 1917

Russia's Revolution

Russia's Revolution

Dr Judith Devlin, UCD, tells the story of the revolution in Russia, February 1917

Here Comes the Summer

Here Comes the Summer

Ben Shorten explains how Daylight Saving Time came to Ireland in 1916

Votes for Women

Votes for Women

Dr. Leanne Lane tells the international story of the women’s suffrage movement

Issue 97: 2017-03-29
Photograph of America enters the war
President Wilson speaking in the US Congress Photo: Le Petit Journal, 22 April 1917

America enters the war

By Century Ireland

Washington DC, 6 April 1917 - America has proclaimed a state of war with Germany. After months of speculation President Woodrow Wilson formally signed the resolution earlier today. The declaration of war...

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Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.