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War World I lasted from 1914 - 1918.
On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo, Serbia. Things started to unravel after that.
The United States made a formal declaration of war on April 6, 1917 against Germany. Many men in the United States volunteered for the military service soon after this declaration of war.
The first United States troops arrived in France on June 27, 1917.
Later, men ages were 21 - 31 were selectively drafted (conscripted) into the military starting on June 27, 1918. Secretary of War, Newton D. Baker, pulled numbers out of a fishbowl.
In August 1918, "the limits of the draft age were lowered from twenty-one to eighteen and raised from thirty-one to forty-five."
World War I, WWI, end on November 11, 1918.
The United States Army during WWI was composed of (from larger smaller) units: "Armies" (1st Army, 2nd Army, and 3rd Army), "Corps" (I, II, III, IV, V, VI. VII, VIII, IX, and X), and "Divisions" and there was also the Tank Corps, etc.
For more information about the timeline for WWI, see:
Appendix E: Chronology of the World War in Scott's Official History of The American Negro in the World War by Emmett J. Scott, AM., LL.D.
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