Examine the effects of anti-German sentiment that swept through the United States soon after the country entered World War I, in this video adapted from The Great War: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Attacks on German Americans and their culture included the censorship of German songs and plays. Even more extreme was a presidential decree that established a registry of over 500,000 German Americans as “enemy aliens,” including some who could trace their American ancestors to back before the Revolutionary War. This resource is a part of the The Great War: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE | Collection.
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