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S. J. Res. 1. (PUBLIC RESOLUTION....NO. /** ....65th CONGRESS.): ZITTO

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Sixty-fifth Congress of the United States of America;

At the First Session,

Begw and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the second day of April,

one thousand nine hundred and reveaton.

JOINT RESOLUTION
Deolaring that a state of war exista betthoon the Imperial German Government

and the Government and the people of the United States and making
provision to prosecuto the same.

Whereas the Imperial German Government has committed repeated acts of

war against the Government and the poople of the United States of
Amorica: Therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress Assembled, That the state of war botween the United
States and the Imperial German Government which has thus been thrust upon
the United States in hereby formally declared ; and that the President be, and
he is hereby, authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military
forces of the United Stator and the resources of the Government to carry on war
against the Imperial German Government; and to bring the oonflict to a
successful cormination all of the rosources of the country are hereby pledged by
the Congress of the United States.

Champlari

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.

Official Photograph of the Resolution Which, When Signed by the President, Began Our War with Germany.

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President Wilson Reading the Historic Address of April 2,
Which Led to a Formal Declaration of a State of War

(Dawn by Victor Perard. 1917 by New York Times Co.)

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CURRENT HISTORY

A Monthly Magazine of The New York Times
Published by The New York Times Company, Times Square, New York, N. Y.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PRESIDENT WILSON'S WAR MESSAGE TO CONGRESS . . . . 191
TEXT OF THE DECLARATION OF WAR . . . . . . .

198
PROCLAMATION ANNOUNCING A STATE OF WAR . .

198
THE PRESIDENT'S WAR-ECONOMIES PROCLAMATION . . . .

200
THE UNITED STATES DECLARES WAR:
Narrative of Events Attending Entrance Into the Conflict

203
Historic Joint Session of Congress . . . . . . . .

207
House Report on German Misdeeds . .
Reception of the President's War Message . .

222
Parliament Welcomes America's Action

226 Action by Latin-American Nations . . . . . . .

228 Mobilizing the Army and Navy . . . . .

231

. Organizing for Economic Defense . .

234 Dr. Zimmermann's Defense of His Mexican Plan

236 AUSTRIA-HUNGARY BREAKS WITH THE UNITED STATES

237 BELGIAN RELIEF TRANSFERRED TO DUTCH . . .

237
VESSELS SUNK BY SUBMARINES ; .

238
HOLLAND IN THE CROSS-FIRE OF SUBMARINE CONTROVERSY . . . 240
PROGRESS OF THE WAR . . . . . . Chronology to April 18 242
ALLIED SUCCESSES IN FRANCE . . . By Lieutenant J. B. W. Gardiner 246
GERMAN VERSION OF THE MONTH'S FIGHTING

250
UNITED STATES REJECTS THE GERMAN PROTOCOL . . . . . 253
CURRENT HISTORY CHRONICLED . . . . . Editorial Summaries 256
THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

ARRAS · · · · · · · By Philip Gibbs 264
Seven Days' Fighting at Arras . . . . . . .

267
The Canadians' Achievement on Vimy Ridge . . . .

270
Great French Offensive Near Rheims . . . . . . . . .

272
Contents continued on next page
Copyright, 1917, by The New York Times Company. All Rights Reserved. Entered at the

Post Offices in New York and in Canada as second class matter.

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