Sage American History - World War I
This open textbook segment explores the United States and the Great War. 'Aside from a few brief excursions in the early days of the nation, Americans fought in Europe for the first time in 1918. The “Great War” was, in the words of President Wilson, “the most terrible and disastrous of all wars.” Starting in August 1914, men died at the appalling rate of about 6,000 per day. By the time the U.S. Marines first fought at Belleau Wood, almost 10 million men had fallen. The worst casualties were suffered by the French and German armies, and the area of France north and west of Paris was devastated almost beyind recognition.'
Additional sites are available for other segments of American history, both before and after World War I.