When a German U-Boat submarine and tanks ended up in New York’s Central Park, 1917-1918

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The so-called “Liberty Day” was a holiday invented by the federal government to finance the massive effort of entering World War I. One-third of the war’s funding would come from the imposition of progressive new taxes, while two-thirds would come from selling “Liberty Bonds” to the American people. On October 25th, 1917, Liberty Day was […]

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