Featured Primary Sources

World War I

Nothing can enrich and enliven our understanding of the nation’s past, or dispel apathy about it, more powerfully than primary sources. The primary sources below open up a variety of viewpoints and have been chosen by master teachers specifically for use in the classroom. Affiliate School members can print a packet that includes an image of the document, photograph, or other resource, a transcript where applicable, text to place the document in historical context, and document-based questions. In addition, you may want to search the Gilder Lehrman Collection itself for other resources to enrich your lessons.

Theodore Roosevelt to Oscar King Davis, June 23, 1915. (Gilder Lehrman Collectio

Theodore Roosevelt on the sinking of the Lusitania, 1915

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