1916-1925: America– War and Peace

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Author: U.S. Senate and House of Representatives  | Date: Effective April 6, 1917, at 1:18, p.m.

Text of the Declaration of War

WHEREAS, The Imperial German Government has committed repeated acts of war against the Government and the people of the United States of America; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government, which has thus been thrust upon the United States, is hereby formally declared; and

That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Imperial German Government; and to bring the conflict to a successful termination all the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States.

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Chicago: U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, "Text of the Declaration of War," 1916-1925: America– War and Peace in America, Vol.12, P.34 Original Sources, accessed July 6, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9ZWHCJEYM8QE8ES.

MLA: U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. "Text of the Declaration of War." 1916-1925: America– War and Peace, in America, Vol.12, P.34, Original Sources. 6 Jul. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9ZWHCJEYM8QE8ES.

Harvard: U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, 'Text of the Declaration of War' in 1916-1925: America– War and Peace. cited in , America, Vol.12, P.34. Original Sources, retrieved 6 July 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9ZWHCJEYM8QE8ES.