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What Is The Role Of Immigrants In World War I?

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President Lincoln affirmed the government’s obligation to care for those injured during the war and to provide for the families of those who perished on the battlefield.
Some 4.7 million Americans fought in World War I. Of these, 116,000 died in service and 204,000 were wounded. But even before the United States entered the war, Congress passed the War Risk Insurance Act of 1914 to insure American ships and their cargoes.
Congress in 1921 created the Veterans’ Bureau to consolidate veterans programs managed by three agencies — the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Public Health Service and the Federal Board of Vocational Education. The consolidation still left two other agencies administering veteran’s benefits — the Bureau of Pensions of the
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