The Great War

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The Great War

Little more than ten years after statehood, Oklahomans found themselves grappling with the question of if - or how - the United States should become involved in World War I. This site features several interactive exhibits curated from the Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives that explore how the people of Oklahoma approached the war. These exhibits supplemented a physical exhibit that was available for viewing at the 2016 OU Teach-In. Each of the following exhibits, "The Battle over Neutrality" "Military Service and the Draft" and "A Congressman's Diary," focus on how Oklahomans reacted to World War I both politically and perhaps most strikingly, in their own personal lives.

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