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Minnesota in 1900 through the end of the World War I

The World War broke out in Europe in 1914 and continued for around two years before the joining of the United States in 1917. On June 5, 1917, all males aged from 21 years to 30 years were obligated to contract for the draft, and in December of the same year, the 1st shipment of 17,000 soldiers was carried out from Minnesota.

On the home-based front, Minnesotans have to counter the deficiencies of different metals and additional assets that are preoccupied with the efforts of war, like the building of ships in Duluth. There was also a lack of edible products, for example, sugar, meats, wheat, and fats, as a food item was transported abroad to maintain the soldiers and troops and stressed Europeans. Minnesotans, including all of the Americans, were asked to make as much of their edible products as possible, reserve garden rewards, lessen the wastage of food and eat lesser food like wheat, meat and sugar(World War I on the Minnesota Home Front | Minnesota Digital Library).

Both the Youngsters and grownups have taken part in several ways of supporting the World War, including loyal procedures, for example, rallies and parades, funds collection with the buying of the Liberty Bonds, and backing up the American Red Cross. The Minnesotans were affected by the World War as members of the family and friends left to help, as they received letters and updates from their loved ones, and as they grieved those people who died while fighting in the World War.

Minnesotans of German ancestry, who were the leading cultural marginal group in the nation at that time, were obligated to list as alien opponents and transfer their registration cards with them most of the time.  Several persons were worried that, due to the German Americans’ cultural inheritance, they might take the side of the opponent authority.

Works Cited

World War I on the Minnesota Home Front | Minnesota Digital Library. Accessed 31 Oct. 2017.



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