select who would serve and who would remain exempt. But when the band had finished and people were roaring with laughter, I was forced to say this is just what France needs at this critical time. Narrator: Johnson and Roberts sounded the alarm as a volley of German grenades exploded all around them. Started up the hill toward the sound of the guns. And the military leadership is incredibly jittery.
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Woodrow Wilson wanted an army that would receive full credit for its victories on the battlefield. Kimberly Jensen, Historian: Wilson understands that these are women who are resilient, who will not give. Narrator: Night after night, prominent members of the local community would stand up and deliver short patriotic speeches. He had grown up fishing and hunting along Scalybark Creek in the rough farm country of western Missouri, and claimed his skills as a frontiersman could be traced back to his distant ancestor, Daniel Boone. Chad Williams, Historian: Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts became household names. Get Audubon in Your Inbox, let us send you the latest in bird and conservation news. It was a very important part of Americans making peace with the fact that they had to go to war. It didnt just happen spontaneously. Want to watch a movie? Richard Slotkin, Historian: At the start of the war Wilson predicts that once the war starts, once theyre in the war, Americans will forget everything they ever believed about civil liberties. And he estimated it would take almost a year to get them there.