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World War I

1917 - America joins World War I. 

World War I began in 1914, but America did not enter the war until 1917. The drafting and training of a large expeditionary force was the largest undertaking of the federal government since the Civil War. 

As part of the effort to raise and train a large force, the U.S. Army employed psychologists to give intelligence tests to the recruits. This was the first mass application of standardized tests to millions of people for classification purposes.

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