As patriotism sweeps the nation — stifling free speech and dissent — a diverse group of men become the country’s first mass conscripted army.
As the war ends, America is forever transformed by the violent and bloody conflict. And while many herald the peace, others worry about democracy at home.
Discover how World War I affected the lives of a diverse America and altered its place in the world.
American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels discusses the film and why we made it — explaining that you cannot understand the world we live in today without understanding the Great War.