Lieut-Gen. Wade Hampton III (28.3.1818|11.4.1902) B. 54 Hasell St., Charleston, SC; eldest son of Wade Hampton II + Ann Fitzsimmons Hampton. At the beginning of the ACW Hampton organized +partially financed the unit known as "Hampton's Legion", consisting of 6 companies of infantry, 4 companies of cavalry, +1 battery of artillery. He first saw action at First Manassas, 7/1861. After J.E.B. Stuart was KIA at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, 5/ 1864, Hampton was given command of the Cavalry Corps.
14 points- a statement of principles for world peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I. The principles were outlined in a January 8, 1918 speech on war aims and peace terms to the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson.
On April 6, the US declared war on Germany. The vote was 90-6 in the Senate, and 373-50 in the House. The increase in U-boat activity by Germany; combined with the interception of the Zimmerman telegram, promising Mexico it would regain part of the United States if it entered the war on the German side; precipitated the fianl American decision to go to war.