U.S. in World War I

During the early part of the 20th century, the United States begins to emerge as a world power. Discover some of the US foreign polices during this time as well as the causes and consequences of World War I.
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World War I Trivia Quiz | History in a Nutshell
World War I Trivia Quiz | History in a Nutshell


History in a Nutshell is a series on KnowItAll.org designed to assist educators in classrooms, helping explain historical events in layman’s terms- short, sweet, and to the point! The first quiz in...
World War I


The state's mild winters and railroad lines connecting them to the north made South Carolina a good location for U.S. Army World War I training camps. There were three total in the state, and two of...
African Americans in World War I | Let's Go!


The National Selective Service Act became law in 1916, and in 1917 the U.S. was seeing its first instituted draft. The law simply said men aged 18 to 35 would be called on in the event of a draft. So...
S.C. and World War I


Despite South Carolina being chosen by the Army for its mild winters and opportunity for year-round training, 1917 was the state's coldest winter on record, with over forty days of sub-zero...