American Experience - Season 29, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes
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Part 1 of 3. A history of World War I. President Woodrow Wilson vowed to keep the U.S. out of the war after hostilities erupted in Europe in August 1914, and it was a promise he kept until 1917, when the Germans resumed "unrestricted submarine warfare"— a policy it had started and then stopped in 1915—and began sinking U.S. ships. An intercepted telegram also showed Germany trying to convince Japan and Mexico to declare war on America. It was then that he asked Congress for a declaration of war.

Cast

Blythe Danner
as Edith Wharton
Brandon J. Dirden
as Eugene Bullard
Christopher Gorham
as Eddie Rickenbacker
Josh Hamilton
as Ralph John/Alan Seeger
Eric Loscheider
as Victor Chapman
Jacob Pitts
as John Barkley
Armando Riesco
as Jose de la luz Saenz
Campbell Scott
as Richard Harding Davis
David St. Louis
as James Europe
Courtney B. Vance
as Noble Sissle
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