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  • Sinking Of the Lusitania
  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
  • Sussex Pledge
  • May 7, 1915, when a U-boat sank the British liner Lusitania the southern coast of Ireland. Of the 1,198 persons lost,128 were Americans. Americans became outraged with Germany because of the loss of life. American public opinion turned against Germany and the Central Pow.
  • 1916 Election
  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare is when attacks are on all vessels controlled by the enemy, regardless of what and/or who is on board.If the United States could not persuade Britain to lift its blockade against food and fertilizers, Germany would consider renewing unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • The Zimmermann Telegram
  • The Sussex Pledge stated that they would not to attack civilian ships and if a ship carrying war materials, they would allow the crew to exit before attacking.The Sussex sank, and about 80 passengers, including Americans, were killed or injured. The United States warned that it would break off diplomatic relations unless Germany changed its tactics.
  • World War 1
  • His slogan is "He Kept Us Out of War" and he was trying to keep peace with Germany but ignored him.Ironically a few months after his election U.S would be embroiled in World War 1.
  • A telegram proposed an alliance between Mexico and Germany and promised that if war with the United States broke out, Germany would support Mexico in recovering “lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.”Although Mexico had no real intention of declaring war on the US, the publication of the letter further mobilized the American people against the Central Powers.
  • The United States in World War I declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The U.S. was an independent power and did not officially join the Allies. It closely cooperated with them militarily but acted alone in diplomacy. The U.S. made its major contributions in terms of supplies, raw material and money starting in 1917.
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