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After the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria's assassination in 1914, Austria declared war on Serbia. Other European nations then joined the war because of their alliances with these countries. What did she think of the war in Europe? Did she have relatives overseas to worry about?
Did she agree with the U.S. policy of neutrality? Why or why not? Many people's opinions changed after Germany sank several U.S. vessels, and plans for a German-Mexican alliance were discovered. Were her opinions affected by these events?
How did she react to the U.S. declaration of war when it was announced in April of 1917? Did she worry about family members that might have to fight? Did she agree that the U.S. should get involved overseas?
The draft was instituted in 1917 in order to raise enough men for an army. Was anyone in her family affected by this? Who had to sign up? Did they try to avoid it? Did this make the war seem closer to home?