America joins the First World War: MLS of US Capitol Building framed in foliage. MCU of President Woodrow Wilson looking out of his window, walking to desk, writing. CUs of Joint Resolution document declaring war on Germany. HASs of American soldiers wearing helmets similar to British, marching as crowd looks on. CU of troops embarking, PAN of soldiers on troop ship as it prepares to leave. MCU of General John Pershing posing for the camera on board ship. WS of sea from troop ship.