Woodrow Wilson orders arming of U.S. merchant ships

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Historical Context Note

He does so by executive without special authority of Congress. This was mostly provoked by Germany's announcement of unrestricted naval attacks.

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Editors. "Woodrow Wilson orders arming of U.S. merchant ships". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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