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(PUBLIC RESOLUTIÓN...NO. /**.65th CONGRESS.) S. J. Res. I.

Sixty-fifth Congress of the United States of America;

At the First Session, ,

Begin wid held at the City of Washington on Monday, the second day of April,

one thousand nine hundred and reveatona.

JOINT RESOLUTION
Deolaring that a state of war exists between the Imperial German Government

and the Government and the people of tho 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 lIouse of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled, That the state of war between the United
States and the Imperial German Government which has thus been thrust upon
tho United States is 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 tho Imperial German Government; and to bring the conflict to a
successful tormination all of the rosources of the country are hereby pledged by
the Congress of the United States.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Champllani

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Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senale.

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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

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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.

Vol. VI.-No. 2

May, 1917

25 Cents a Copy $3.00 a Year

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PRESIDENT WILSON'S WAR MESSAGE TO CONGRESS
TEXT OF THE DECLARATION OF WAR
PROCLAMATION ANNOUNCING A STATE OF WAR
THE PRESIDENT'S WAR-ECONOMIES PROCLAMATION
THE UNITED STATES DECLARES WAR:

Narrative of Events Attending Entrance Into the Conflict
Historic Joint Session of Congress
House Report on German Misdeeds
Reception of the President's War Message
Parliament Welcomes America's Action
Action by Latin-American Nations
Mobilizing the Army and Navy
Organizing for Economic Defense

Dr. Zimmermann's Defense of His Mexican Plan
AUSTRIA-HUNGARY BREAKS WITH THE UNITED STATES
BELGIAN RELIEF TRANSFERRED TO DUTCH
VESSELS SUNK BY SUBMARINES
HOLLAND IN THE CROSS-FIRE OF SUBMARINE CONTROVERSY
PROGRESS OF THE WAR

Chronology to April 18
ALLIED SUCCESSES IN FRANCE

By Lieutenant J. B. W. Gardiner
GERMAN VERSION OF THE MONTH'S FIGHTING
UNITED STATES REJECTS THE GERMAN PROTOCOL
CURRENT HISTORY CHRONICLED

Editorial Summaries
THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

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By Philip Gibbs
Seven Days' Fighting at Arras
The Canadians' Achievement on Vimy Ridge
Great French Offensive Near Rheims

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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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