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Immigrants and World War I


Video Discussion Questions

  • Both in declaration of neutrality and in war, President Woodrow Wilson recognized a need for American unity. What was the definition of “100% Americanism”? How do you think that idea plays out today?
  • What realities challenged immigrant stereotypes in WWI?
  • Describe the impact on the German immigrant communities in the United States during WWI.
  • How were immigrant cultures championed during WWI?
  • One out of every five soldiers serving in the U.S. Armed Forces was an immigrant; list three effects.