- As a neutral nation, why was it possible to "lawfully and without restriction … manufacture or sell within the U.S. arms and ammunition and other articles known as contraband of war" but yet not acceptable to "carry" armaments overseas?
- Why was a declaration of neutrality placed in the middle of the newspaper next to the obituaries? What was communicated by its placement about Iowans' beliefs at the beginning of World War I?
"U.S. Neutrality Proclamation," Ottumwa Tri-Weekly Courier, 6 August 1914. Courtesy of Library of Congress